Integrated Aroma Ingredients Complex

BASF and PETRONAS Chemicals Group Bhd (PCG) have agreed to invest in an integrated aroma ingredients project as part of their existing joint venture, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd in Gebeng, Kuantan.

This integrated aroma chemicals complex will open up a new business frontier for PCG, tapping into the flavors, fragrance and pharmaceuticals markets. With this investment, the partners will also help meet the globally growing demands of customers in the flavour and fragrance industry, especially in Asia Pacific.

Quick Facts

  • Complex will house a facility to produce citral and its precursors as well as associated downstream plants to manufacture citronellol and L-menthol
  • Citral is identical to a component of lemongrass and other essential oils​​