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US firm opens $137m lubricant additive plant on Jurong Island

The economy may be looking gloomy but that has not stopped Singapore from attracting decent-sized investments to the country. Yesterday, United States-based petroleum products firm Afton Chemical Corporation opened a US$100 million (S$136.7 million) chemical manufacturing plant on Jurong Island. Construction of the plant took two years and is central to the US firm's plans for expansion in the...


Afton opens its first greenfield plant in 35 years on Jurong Island

AMERICAN petroleum-additives maker Afton Chemical opened the first phase of its US$300m plant on Jurong Island on Tuesday. The US$100 million facility, the company's first greenfield manufacturing project in 35 years, produces customised lubricant components for its customers in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East. The plant is set to be a hub for the Asia-Pacific region, and will be the facility th...


Croda more than doubles Jurong plant capacity

A British manufacturer of speciality chemical ingredients has more than doubled the capacity of its plant on Jurong Island. Croda International officially opened the new facilities yesterday in a ceremony held at the Fullerton Hotel. Dr Nick Challoner, president of Croda Asia-Pacific, said in a statement: "This is another step... to develop and supply innovative solutions in Asia for our custom...


Speciality chemical plant expansion allows for more customisation: Croda

BRITISH speciality chemicals manufacturer Croda International has completed an �18 million (S$38 million) expansion of its Jurong Island plant that not only more than doubles its production capacity, but also expands its product range to allow for greater customisation. The investment - Croda's largest in Singapore so far - marks the beginning of a number of investments that the firm is plannin...


Science sells in field of speciality chemicals

Ever wondered what ingredient in shampoo makes hair feel silky after a wash? Or what is in that pot of face cream that makes it feel velvety on the skin? How about pesticides that are absorbed by the leaves of plants instead of bouncing off, thereby minimising environmental pollution? The answers lie in speciality chemicals - chemical ingredients that bring out unique functions in products. Som...


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