KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — Cargill has begun construction on a $35 million expansion of its production plant in Port Klang, Malaysia, part of a broader multi-year, $100 million investment to expand the company’s global portfolio in specialty fats.

“Specialty fats are incredibly popular due to their versatility and functionality,” said Jennifer Shomenta, president and group leader for Cargill’s global edible oils solutions business. “With this investment, we’ll be better positioned to support our customers’ innovation journey, equipped with the building blocks necessary to co-create tailored solutions that align with their unique needs.”

As part of the expansion in Port Klang, Cargill will install dry palm fractionation capacity, enabling the production of a range of specialty fats for use in chocolates, coatings, fillings and compounds, spreads, bakery fats, and other applications. In addition, Cargill said it intends…

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