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Background

Palm Nutraceuticals Sdn. Bhd. was incorporated in Malaysia on 5th May 2005. Palm Nutraceuticals Sdn. Bhd. is a subsidiary of Kim Loong Resources Berhad (a public-listed company with Bursa Malaysia).

Scientific evidence indicates that the tocotrienol-rich fraction in the market contains too high levels of undesirable α-tocopherol, leading to possibly reduced functionality. To address this, Palm Nutraceuticals Sdn. Bhd. was set up to produce high quality tocotrienol-rich fraction for optimizing the chemo-preventive and chemotherapeutic roles of tocotrienols against degenerative diseases.

Palm Nutraceuticals Sdn. Bhd. had successfully developed a patented innovative technology for the tocotrienol extraction process

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Vision

Palm Nutraceuticals Sdn. Bhd. aims to become the global quality benchmark for tocotrienol-rich fraction. We continuously strive for innovation and efficiency. We aim to achieve these goals in an ethical and socially responsible manner, relying on green, sustainable and non-destructive technology. Our company is research-oriented, paving the way for the extraction of valuable minor components without destroying palm oil for edible applications.

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We are committed to provide the best for consumers and society in the long run

We care for the environment, global climate change, food supply and most importantly, your health

 

Values

These are the core values which guide the day-to-day operations in Palm Nutraceuticals Sdn. Bhd.

  • Safety

o       Worker safety during day-to-day operations in the plant

o       Utmost attention to food safety and hygiene

o       Only natural, top-quality components in the products

  • Quality

o       Excellence in day-to-day operations including advanced monitoring technology

o       Providing the highest level of services to our customers

o       Understanding and adhering to strict standards and protocols

o       Prompt delivery of orders

  • Innovation

o       Constant evaluation and improvement of processes

o       Development of novel in-house technology

o       Recovery of new value-added products from palm oil without destroying the oil for edible applications

  • Responsibility

o       Social responsibility in reporting accurate information to the public

o       Emphasis on the use of environmental friendly and sustainable technology

o       Without compromising food safety

o       Conservation of food resources

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Green and sustainable technology

The tocotrienol extraction process in Palm Nutraceuticals Sdn. Bhd. is powered by clean renewable energy. Both steam and electricity are generated using renewable biomass and biogas.

We have avoided the transesterification process which normally generates massive methanol- and glycerol-containing wastewater that are difficult to be satisfactorily treated.

We are the only known producer that uses non-destructive technology, extracting premium quality tocotrienols with preservation of palm oil for food application. The palm oil after processing contains significantly lower free fatty acids, monoacylglycerols, diacylglycerols, gums and impurities including odoriferous materials. The oxidative stability of the palm oil after processing is also enhanced as reflected by a higher DOBI value. As most of the undesirable components are removed during our extraction process, the oil is easier to be refined and fractionated as compared to the original crude palm oil.

The improved crude palm oil after processing enables the oil to use less bleaching earth and milder refining conditions. This has tremendous impact on cost-saving for palm oil refinery, in reducing oil loss in spent bleaching earth and neutral oil loss in fatty acid distillates. At the same time, the milder deacification process shall retain more un-degraded tocotrienols in the refined palm oil ultimately, more than compensated for the small quantity of tocotrienols extracted during our process.

The non-destructive process also means that the manufacturing process is relatively insensitive to fluctuation in the crude palm oil prices and independent to the demand of oleochemicals (fatty acid methyl esters and glycerol). This practically means that our manufacturing process is viable, independent of crude oil prices. Reliable long term supply of crude palm oil is secured from our holding company.

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Our Team

We keep abreast with latest developments in science and technology. We designed the factory, processes and products based on the currently available scientific data.

Our research team is headed by an executive director and a general manager. Both have hands-on experience on palm oil research and processing since 1980. The executive director is also the technology provider, a shareholder and inventor for the patent application.

Dr. Gee Ping Tou, aged 56, is the executive director of Palm Nutraceuticals Sdn. Bhd. since 2004. He obtained his B.Sc. Hons. and Ph.D. from University of Malaya in 1980 and 1985 respectively. He was a palm oil technologist with Dunlop Estates Berhad, 1985 - 1990; senior chemist/laboratory manager/senior manager (R&D and technical supports) with Keck Seng Berhad, 1990 - 2000; executive director with Supervitamins Sdn. Bhd. and Palm Specialty Products Sdn. Bhd., 2000 - 2004.

Currently he is the vice-chairman of Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (Southern Branch), a fellow of Malaysian Institute of Chemistry,  a member of the Programme Advisory Committee of Malaysian Palm Oil Board and a member of Editorial Board for Journal of Oil Palm Research.

He is the inventor of three U.K. patents, four Singapore patents, two U.S. patents, an Australian patent and a Malaysian Patent. He also has numerous patents pending to be granted. He had published numerous peer-reviewed articles in international scientific journals and frequently presenting research findings at international conferences.

 

Lim Jew Yeok ,aged 57, is the General Manager of Palm Nutraceuticals Sdn Bhd since 2006. He obtained his B.Sc. Hons. from University Science Malaysia in 1980 and has been working in the palm oil industry after graduation. He was initially employed as a quality control chemist in the palm oil refinery and was later transferred to the R&D department of Golden Hope Plantations Bhd. to conduct research on improving quality, applications of oils & fats and palm phytonutrient namely tocotrienols.  He was a Chief Research Officer with Golden Hope Plantations Berhad since 1989. 

He was trained in implementation of TQM, HACCP, ISO9001 systems. He had traveled extensively to provide technical support to industrial customers and marketing of palm oil and palm oil products. He has collaborated with many international customers using palm oil to improve quality of finished products and resulting in considerable cost saving. 

He frequently gives presentation on palm oil process and products in local and overseas seminars to promote the use of palm oil and palm oil products. He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Chemistry and Malaysian Oil Scientist and Technologists¨ Association.

 

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