THE WHAT? Kao Corporation has announced plans to expand its Olesa plant in Spain. The J-beauty giant’s chemicals arm has been producing synthetic fragrance, methyl dihydrojasmonate (MDJ), at the facility since 2001.
THE DETAILS The new factory will more than double Kao’s production capacity in Spain and is due for completion in December 2022, with production slated to start in early 2023.
The additional facility is also expected to cut CO2 emissions by 2,00 tons per year thanks to enhanced productivity and reduce the amount of energy needed for waste water y eliminating all saline waste water.
THE WHY? Already market leader, Kao is hoping to maintain and expand its market share in the European market for MDJ.