Afyren announces Thailand for second carboxylic acids plant


In France, biobased carboxylic acid maker Afyren has partnered with Mitr Phol, a Thai producer of cane sugar and cane sugar derivatives, to build a biorefinery near Bangkok.

The approximately 28,000 tons per year plant will be Afyren’s second—the first is still under construction in France—and will serve markets such as food preservatives and flavorings and animal feed. Asia accounts for a quarter of the world’s carboxylic acids demand.

“This project is a major step forward in AFYREN’s development. With this second plant project, we are organizing our presence in a strategic region in the heart of Asia to better serve our customers,” says Afyren CEO Nicolas Sordet in a press statement. “By partnering with Mitr Phol, AFYREN is securing long-term access to a sustainable raw material from the local sugarcane industry.”