KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (PCG) might be constructing a 60,000 tonnes every year melamine plant in Gurun, Kedah, making it the only real melamine producer in Southeast Asia.
In a assertion, PCG mentioned the plant was focused to come onstream in 2024.
PCG mentioned the undertaking was in line with its development journey to broaden into derivatives by including worth to the molecules from its current merchandise equivalent to urea, methanol, polyolefins, and others.
PCG, by way of its wholly owned subsidiary, Petronas Chemicals Fertiliser Kedah (PCFK), might be utilizing the urea produced from PCFK because the feedstock to produce melamine.
“This is a significant milestone for PCG and further strengthens our strategy of diversifying our product portfolio.
“By housing the plant within the vicinity of PCFK, we will be able to maximise the overall value through the integration of feedstock and utilities with the existing PCFK facility,” managing director/chief govt officer Ir. Mohd Yusri Mohamed Yusof mentioned.