Opportunities across the oils and fats value chain in the Asia pacific region prompted us to amplify our focus there. To serve our customers, we opened a regional oils and fats center of excellence in 2004. Located in Kuala Lumpur and covering over 2,000 square feet, the center is part of our regional hub for South-East Asia, putting us close to local oils and fats producers. As well as serving our South-East Asian customers, the center provides support to customers in China, India, Japan, Korea and Australia. The center of excellence typically welcomes around ten customers per year, with numbers peaking during events such as PIPOC. At these times, the center attracts visitors from all over the world, who are welcomed by a dedicated team with a broad range of expertise.
State-of-the-art oils and fats laboratories
The center’s state-of-the-art laboratories feature equipment including reactors (continuous stirred-tank and aquarium), quality trait analysis systems, Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES), gas chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance analyzer, deodorization/distillation unit, short path distillation, auto titrator for Free Fatty Acid (FFA) measurement and a Karl Fisher titrator. The laboratories are also used to explore emerging applications, including MCT, FFAR and hydrolysis.