Malaysian Oleochemical Manufacturers Group (MOMG)


The oleochemical industry in Malaysia started in the early 1980's. As the industry attracted more producers, the Malaysian Oleochemical Manufacturers Group (MOMG) was established in January 1984.

The Group works closely with the Government, the academia and other relevant organisations. It also represents the industry in various government dialogues and forums. It is also affiliated to the ASEAN Oleochemical Manufacturers Group (AOMG), which represents the oleochemical industry players in ASEAN.

MOMG is also a product group of the Chemical Industries Council of Malaysia (CICM) and its members are committed to conduct its business in a socially responsible manner, i.e. through Responsible Care, a global initiative representing the chemical industry's commitment to continuous improvement of all aspects of safety, health and environment protection of their operations.

MOMG consists of 9 members, all located in Peninsular Malaysia, with major products being basic oleochemicals namely, fatty acids, methyl esters, glycerine and fatty alcohols. The industry comprises both local and several joint-venture companies with multinationals.

Since the early eighties, the industry expanded rapidly and today the Malaysian oleochemical industry is one of the largest oleochemical industry, accounting for 20% of the global capacity.

The oleochemical industry in Malaysia is nearly totally dependent on indigenous raw materials, i.e. palm oil and its derivatives and palm kernel oil as the feedstocks for the various basic oleochemical products. In this respect, the Malaysian oleochemical industry is contributing significant additional revenue over the basic value of the commodity oils.

The objectives of MOMG are:

  • To promote and foster the interests of the Malaysian oleochemical industry.
  • To liaise and co-operate with the Government of Malaysia on matters relating to oleochemicals, the development of the industry and the export of oleochemicals.
  • To represent the Malaysian oleochemical industry wherever appropriate in accordance with item 1.
  • To co-operate and pursue dialogue with any other Society or Association having objectives altogether or in part similar to the MOMG and to procure from and to communicate to any such information as may be likely to forward the objectives of the oleochemical industry of Malaysia.
  • To collect, obtain, publish and disseminate information relating to the industry and trade and all matters connected therewith as may be of service to the members.

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No. 3, Persiaran Dagang, PJU 9, Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +60 3 6286-7200
Fax: +60 3 6277-6714

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