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About MOMG

In January 1984, five companies involved in the production of basic oleochemicals; known as the “M5” came together to establish the Malaysian Oleochemical Manufacturers Group (MOMG); to promote the interests of the oleochemical industry in Malaysia. The founding members were Acidchem, Henkel Oleochemicals Malaysia, Malaysian Oleochemical Industry, Unichema Malaysia and Southern Acids.

Today, it comprises 10 members and they are producers of basic oleochemicals, namely fatty acids, methyl esters, fatty alcohols and glycerine. The industry comprised of manufacturers, that are either wholly-owned by local plantation companies or joint-ventures with multinationals.

The Group works closely with the Malaysian Government in an advisory capacity, to keep them abreast on the latest trends and developments of the global oleochemical industry. They are also represented in the various Government and Standard Committees by MPI, MPOB, MIDA, MPOCC, Standards Malaysia etc. and maintain a seat in the Malaysian Palm Oil Board.

They also worked with the academia and other relevant organizations to both address the needs of the oleochemical industry in Malaysia, as well as to provide a strong representative voice in the world stage.

MOMG is 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). Its members are committed to conduct its business in a socially responsible manner 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 its operations.


  • To promote the interests of the Malaysian oleochemical industry by fostering communication within and outside the industry.
  • To liaise and co-operate with the Government of Malaysia on legislation, trade and other matters related to the production, sales and distribution of oleochemicals.
  • To represent the Malaysian oleochemical industry on issues affecting the well-being of the industry.
  • To collect, publish and disseminate information relating to the industry and trade as a service to its members.

Organisation Structure

The affairs of the Malaysian Oleochemical Manufacturers Group (MOMG) are governed by its Executive Committee, comprising the Chairman and Deputy Chairman, as well eight (8) EXCO Members.

Its activities are further supported by two Working Committees, i.e. Technical Committee and also the Trade / Regulatory Affairs Committee.

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