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05/22/2019

Baerlocher continues to expand its manufacturing hub in Malaysia

Seremban (Malaysia) / Munich (Germany) – 22 May 2019 – Baerlocher, one of the leading global additives manufacturers, continues to invest significantly in its Malaysian subsidiary. The company expanded its Seremban site with an additional production line for metal stearates, a new warehouse and an office facility. With this investment of more than $10 million (U.S.), Baerlocher is preparing for further growth in the region.

Baerlocher’s plant in Seremban, South of Kuala Lumpur, began production in 1994 — a milestone that marked the debut of the Baerlocher Group of Companies in the Asia-Pacific region.

In Seremban, the company produces PVC stabilizers and additives for polyolefins, along with zinc and calcium stearates. Baerlocher Malaysia serves the ASEAN markets, South Korea, Japan, Australia and the Middle East.

Stearate production capacity increases by 10,000 tons per year
Baerlocher has expanded the Seremban site over the years since its inception and is continuing this expansion with a new warehouse and an office building, as well as an additional production line for metal stearates with a capacity of 10,000 tons per year. The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the end of June 2018.

Increasing demand and market share year by year
“With the higher demand and market share increasing year by year, we foresee an upturn in production. With the expansion of production, storage and management capacities, we are well prepared for further growth”, said Sethu Palaniappan, Managing Director of Baerlocher Malaysia.

“It´s our mission to be a competent and reliable partner for our customers worldwide,” added Andreas Holzner, Global Head of the Special Additives Business Unit within the Baerlocher Group. “Our site in Malaysia is an important pillar in achieving our goals in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Baerlocher supports the industry in transition to sustainable stabilizers
Baerlocher Malaysia is one of the leading suppliers of stabilizers and additives for the plastics industry in Asia. In the PVC sector, the focus is on manufacturers of pipes, cables and window profiles. Baerlocher supports these industries in their voluntary transition from traditional to calcium-based stabilizers, drawing on its extensive experience in this field.

The customers for metal stearates origin from the petrochemical and rubber industries as well as downstream masterbatchers, compounders and the construction industry.

About Baerlocher:
The Baerlocher Group is a leading manufacturer of additives for the plastics industry. Its portfolio includes a broad range of stabilizers and other additives suitable for all polymer and a range of non-polymer applications.

Baerlocher has a strong focus on customer and employee needs and is highly committed to innovation and sustainability. Its pioneering and proactive role is underlined by the support provided to the PVC industry during the transition from lead to calcium-based stabilizers and by its innovative lubricant systems for wood plastic composites.

Baerlocher embraces the principles of responsible care. It operates an ISO 9001-certified quality management system, an environmental management system compliant with ISO 14001 and an energy management system compliant with ISO 50001. Baerlocher plays a positive role in both the business community and society as a whole. This includes work within industry associations, and the provision of training opportunities in a variety of disciplines.

The Baerlocher Group has production plants around the globe and operates a sales network serving all major countries.

BAEROPAN, BAEROSTAB, BAEROPOL, BAEROLUB, BAEROCIN and BAEROCID are registered trademarks of Baerlocher.

For more information, please visit www.baerlocher.com.

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