PT Justus Sakti Raya Restarts Maleic Anhydride Production in Jakarta
PT Justus Sakti Raya Restarts Maleic Anhydride Production in Jakarta

PT Justus Sakti Raya Restarts Maleic Anhydride Production in Jakarta

  • 08-Dec-2023 4:43 PM
  • Journalist: S. Jayavikraman

PT Justus Sakti Raya, a prominent player in the petrochemical industry in Indonesia, has successfully resumed production at its maleic anhydride (MA) plant located in Jakarta, Indonesia, as of December 4, following a period of preventive measures and maintenance. The maintenance activities, targeting a facility with an annual MA production capacity of 14 thousand tons, commenced on November 6 of this year.

It's noteworthy that in the previous year, the company had temporarily closed this particular plant for necessary repairs, with the maintenance period spanning from April 15 to April 22.

Maleic anhydride holds a pivotal position as a key raw material in the production of various essential compounds, including tetrahydrofuran, tetrahydrophthalic anhydride, films, synthetic fibers, pharmaceuticals, detergents, plasticizers, maleic, succinic, fumaric, and malic acids, as well as several agricultural chemicals.

Among its diverse applications, maleic anhydride plays a crucial role in the production of plasticizers. These are substances introduced into polymer materials to impart elasticity and plasticity during both processing and operational phases. Notably, plasticizers are extensively utilized in the manufacturing of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), constituting approximately 80% of the plasticizers used in the production of PVC products.

PT Justus Sakti Raya, established in 1982 as the chemical production unit of the Justus Group, has a rich history. It stands as the pioneering producer of unsaturated polyester resins in Indonesia. The company's commitment to innovation and industry leadership has positioned it as a significant contributor to the development of Indonesia's petrochemical sector.

The resumption of production at the maleic anhydride plant in Jakarta underscores PT Justus Sakti Raya's dedication to operational reliability and efficiency. The recent preventive measures and maintenance activities are crucial steps in ensuring the continued functionality of the facility, minimizing disruptions, and aligning with industry standards.

Maleic anhydride's versatile applications in the production of various compounds highlight its importance across industries, from chemicals and pharmaceuticals to plastics and agriculture. The significance of its role in plasticizer production, particularly for PVC, amplifies its impact on diverse sectors.

As PT Justus Sakti Raya contributes to the supply chain of crucial chemicals and compounds, the successful resumption of maleic anhydride production positions the company strategically in meeting market demands and supporting various industries. The company's resilience in navigating maintenance activities and ensuring uninterrupted production reflects its commitment to sustaining operational excellence.

PT Justus Sakti Raya's recent achievement in resuming maleic anhydride production in Jakarta signifies a milestone in the company's journey. The strategic importance of maleic anhydride in multiple industries and the company's role as an industry pioneer in Indonesia further underscore the significance of this development. PT Justus Sakti Raya's legacy, commitment to innovation, and contributions to the petrochemical landscape position it as a key player in Indonesia's evolving chemical industry.

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