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March 20, 2020
Malaysia to close pellet factories amid coronavirus lockdown
Malaysia's wood pellet factories will close until 31 March to comply with a 14-day lockdown in a bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Malaysia is the second-largest wood pellet and palm kernel shell (PKS) producer in Asia. Malaysia announced on 16 March that it would impose the lockdown from 18-31 March. This includes shutting all non-essential businesses until the end of the month. The closure comes at a time when raw material shortages have tightened the supply of wood pellets ...
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