MPOB Develops Three Advanced Palm-Based Technologies for Commercialization

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) has developed three advanced palm-based technologies for commercialization, approved by the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Bernama news reported on January 15.   The developments are the process and formulation of Palm Vitamin E or Tocotrienol Rich Fraction (TRF) chewable tablet, palm oil-based polyol for floor coverings for indoor and outdoor, and sports flooring carpets, as well as the process and formulation of moisturizing hand sanitizer with Vitamin E. 
The MPOB said local manufacturers and small and medium enterprises should take the opportunity to commercialize these palm-based technologies as they offer great potential to be marketed globally. Further explaining about the TRF chewable tablet, the MPOB said it is nutritious, delicious, and multi-flavored with palm Vitamin E or TRF as the primary active ingredient, which consists of 70-80 per cent of potent tocotrienols and 20-30 per cent of tocopherols that possesses a myriad of health-enhancing benefits. 
The board said the technology would encourage local manufacturers to use palm-based oils and derivatives in the value-added food formulation that would widen application of palm-based oils and derivatives in the industry. On polyurethane made from palm oil-based polyol, it said the technology is used to coat the back side of carpet to protect stitched artificial grass with compressive strength and cushioning effect. “These products will increase and diversify the usage of palm oil in adhesives products and offer renewable palm-based coating to various industries and consumers,” it said. On the hand sanitizer, the MPOB said the technology has diversified the application of palm oleochemicals and Vitamin E in cleansing products while enhancing the agency’s image in addressing COVID-19 related issues. This product is enriched with glycerin and palm vitamin E, it added.

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