Palm Oil Developments No.30 (June 1999) p42-44

SMI-Soap Production

AINIE Kuntom, HAMIRIN Kifli , CHEAH Kien Yoo

Soap is an essential cleaning agent in our daily life. Besides its cleaning property, it is also a carrier for numerous skin-care agents and perfumes. In today’s market, consumers demand a wide range of soap products catering for the various therapeutic needs of the skin. For a soap to carry the various additives successfully, it has to be of good quality. High quality palm based soap noodles are abundantly available from the Malaysian fatty acid manufacturers and are easily processed to fine soaps. The demand for innovative soaps has roused the interest of entrepreneurs to venture into soap business. This article aims at assisting these beginners in starting up small and medium-scale industries (SMI).

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