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Kao Opening a New Manufacturing Facility in the Philippines

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Philipinas Kao Inc. will open up a new HCA (hexyl cinnamic aldehyde) manufacturing facility. The company began producing natural alcohols in 1979. As an important aroma chemical in the jasmine floral family, the new facility will have a capacity of 5,000 mt/year, which will address a large portion of Asia’s market. Kao will be opening this facility in late 2018.

Kao's growth into this up-and-coming market comes at a perfect time as Asian markets continue to grow, particularly in the categories of air fresheners, food additives and dry forms of clean labels ingredients.