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Insight: MPOB Interview

Malaysia has been one of many countries seriously affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and it has lived with strict movement restrictions since March 2020. Regarding Malaysia’s extended labour shortage in the palm industry, OA spoke with Dr. Ahmad Parveez Ghulam Kadir, Director-General Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), to discuss the current labour challenges the palm plantation industry is seeing.

Korea’s DL Chemicals Inks Acquisition of Kraton

Kraton, a producer of specialty polymers and bio-based products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, has entered into a definitive merger agreement with DL Chemical for 100% ownership, Kraton said in a press release on September 27.

KVT to Build ECH Production Complex in China

Austrian engineering group Kanzler Verfahrenstechnik (KVT) has signed a technology and license agreement for the world’s largest glycerine-based epichlorohydrin (ECH) production complex in Qingdao, Shandong, China, KVT announced September 20.

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