Keichem started with investments in several tapping sites in Sumatra, Java, and Sulawesi to gain continuous supplies of oleo pine resin (OPR). This raw material is brought legally from pine forests through an environmental-friendly process. Our local farmers assuredly take resin without cutting down the trees.
In our 5,000 square meters plant in Cibitung, West Java, we initially produce Gum Rosin, Turpentine, and Rosin Esters from OPR. Up to 2017, the company only focused on exporting these basic derivatives. We realized the need to explore demand from Indonesian companies of more advanced pine chemicals such as rosin resin, water-soluble modified rosin, tall oil, and resin dispersion.
To fill the demand, we have developed our product range for more extensive applications. Major uses of our products include paper chemicals, printing ink, paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants, soaps and detergents, rubber, metalworking, electronics, asphalt, and road marking.
From the richness of Indonesia’s pine forests, Keichem has served various clients around the globe and therefore improves the livelihood of local farmers. It has been our intention to maximize the potential of Indonesia’s natural resources for the goodness of its own people.