Swedish firm Mölnlycke is investing EUR 50 million in a new plant in Kulim, Malaysia, to meet future demand for high-quality surgical gloves. The new plant will start production in September 2022 and will generate 500 new local job positions.
With sustainable manufacturing as one of the main drivers for the initiative, Mölnlycke is partnering with ENGIE for energy solutions and Veolia Water Technologies for wastewater treatment solutions to ensure best-in-class energy and waste water management at the new plant.
Four out of Mölnlycke’s 14 plants are already operating fully on renewable electricity; and as of March 2022, additionally three of the surgical gloves manufacturing plants in Malaysia could be added to the list of factories fully powered by green electricity.
As part of its commitment to reduce operational carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 (baseline 2016), and in support of Malaysia’s national agenda to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, Mölnlycke is focused on driving continuous energy efficiency to transition to 100% renewable electricity across all sites globally.