Cincinnati, Ohio -- Emery Oleochemicals, which makes chemicals including polyurethane polyols from natural products, is to invest in a $50-million expansion project at its manufacturing facility in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The new plant will produce high-performance bio-based polyol products for industries such as automotive, furniture and major appliances, Malaysia-headquartered Emery said. The new site will be on-stream in the fourth quarter of 2014 and will be in addition to its existing Cincinnati operations.
"Our expansion project in Cincinnati is a timely addition to our global expansion efforts as we seek to provide the marketplace with a new line of value-added solutions derived from renewable raw materials," commented Dr Kongkrapan Intarajang, Emery Oleochemicals ceo.
He added, "The building of the new facility also means we are enhancing our in-house proprietary technology and R&D capabilities, transforming our US operations into an integrated site to deliver high-performance solutions."
Emery currently employs over 250 people in Ohio and has a workforce of more than 1000 across five manufacturing facilities in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America.
The company also recently invested $25 million in its manufacturing facility and technical development centre in Loxstedt, Germany and the start up of a new manufacturing site in Selangor, Malaysia.