MPIC approves palm-based technologies for commercial use

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) has developed three advanced palm-based technologies for commercialisation, approved by the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC).

The developments are the process and formulation of Palm Vitamin E or Tocotrienol Rich Fraction (TRF) chewable tablet, palm oil-based polyol for floorcoverings for indoor and outdoor, and sports flooring markets, as well as the process and formulation of moisturising hand sanitiser with Vitamin E.

The MPOB said in a statement the local manufacturers and the small and medium enterprises should take the opportunity to commercialise 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-flavoured 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.