Aroma ingredients are sold to the flavor and fragrance industry, and are used mainly in home and personal care products and fine fragrances, as well as in the food industry and in pharmaceutical.
The Integrated Aroma Ingredients Complex in Gebeng is the first plant out of Germany. The first plant is located at Ludwidgshafen, Germany. Through this investment in Malaysia, BASF is building on its propriety production process technology outside of Germany for the first time.
BASF PETRONAS Chemical will therefore offer special skills in engineering, construction, operation and quality control.
The complex in Gebeng produces Citral, Citronellol and Menthol. These aroma ingredients are sold to the flavor and fragrance industry, and are used mainly in home and personal care products and fine fragrances, as well as in the food industry and in pharmaceutical applications.
Aroma Plant Photo/Aroma Video
April 10, 2014 Groundbreaking by Prime Minister of Malaysia
May 17, 2016 Installation of T5000 tower, engineering extraordinary
September 7, 2016 Mechanical completion of new Citral Plant
Citral is nature-identical to the main component of many essential oils like lemongrass, and is used as fresh-citrus and fruity notes in fragrances and flavors. It is also used in the production of vitamins A and E and as precursor for aroma ingredients.
Citronellol is used for a fresh, powerful, and long-lasting rose fragrance, and is an indispensable component for numerous fresh-floral compounds.
Menthol is the very essence of freshness. Whether in toothpaste, chewing gum, or candy, the minty taste of the world's most popular flavor ingredient can be found in many everyday products. Due to its cooling effect Menthol is also used for cosmetic and personal care products such as shower gels or shaving creams.