Petlin’s Kertih plant gets ISO 9001:2000 recognition

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  • Tuesday, 14 Sep 2004

PETLIN (M) Sdn Bhd, the country’s largest low-density polyethylene (LDPE) manufacturer, said its plant in Kertih, Terengganu has received its ISO 9001:2000 certification following a certification audit conducted by Sirim Bhd. 

“The certification was a recognition of our employees' commitment to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction and quality as we strive to continually improve our products and processes to enhance our customers’ processes and applications,” Petlin chief executive officer Michael Andrew KerrPeterson said in a statement. 

ISO 9001:2000 is an internationally recognised accreditation of corporate standards in quality, systems and procedures. 

Recently Petlin pledged its commitment to the Chemical Industries Council of Malaysia (CICM) Responsible Care Programme (RCP).  

Petlin was the first Petronas joint venture to adopt the Petronas Risk Based Inspection (PRBI) methodology developed by Petronas Research & Scientific Services Sdn Bhd (PRSS). 

This methodology enables plants to prioritise inspection plans in order to achieve high levels of safety, integrity and reliability, thus reducing risks. 

With the successful completion of this exercise, Petlin received the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), three-year extension for its certificate of fitness to year 2006 from May this year. 

Petlin is also the world’s largest single train high pressure plant using the Clean Tubular Reactor Technology licensed by SABTEC, the licensing subsidiary of SABIC. 

Eighty per cent of Petlin's LDPE is sold in China, South-East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Sub-Saharan Africa, Indian Sub-Continent and the Middle East countries through its sales channels. 

Incorporated in March 1999 and commissioned in February 2002, Petlin is a joint venture company between Petronas, (40%), Sasol Polymers of South Africa (40%) and SABIC Polyethylenes B.V. (20%). – Bernama 

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