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.

As one of the biggest pine forest conservation areas in the world,

Indonesia plays important role in pine resin derivative market.

Pinus merkusii trees throughout Indonesia have commercially become a source of resin for gum rosin and turpentine production. The annual amount of oleo pine resin exported from Indonesia has always been large, with an average of 8,940,330 kg from the year of 2012 to 2016. The biggest number is in 2016, which reached 15,275,409 kg.

Because of the absence in pine chemical manufacturing expertise, the benefit of added values of oleo pine resin is not fully realized. For this reason, Keichem determines to supply only value-added materials of pine resin.

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