Malaysia’s Metal Industry: A Focus on Surgical Steel and Dates Suppliers
Sometime ago, I started learning about the local retailers of dates in Malaysia. Most of them were quite unknown, and I found it hard to get information about their stocks. I also came across many middlemen selling dates online, which made things even more difficult for me. I decided to write this article to help others who are starting to know about the local retailers of dates in Malaysia. My hope is that by the time you finish reading this, you would have some ideas on how you can get price quotes from small local date mills.
To start, let me tell you why I am writing this article. I want to inform you about the local retailers of dates in Malaysia. The purpose of this article is to help you get price quotes for your sulphur powder carbon black refining operation. You will also learn about Malaysia’s largest aluminium smelter and how it gets raw materials to produce metal products such as black gold and other precious metal products.
Date manufacturing industries in Malaysia are mostly located in Lowang, Central Kuala Lumpur ( Clarke Quay) and East Malaysia. Small local mills also operate in other areas like Putra Limbong (underground), Sarawak, Underhill (in the northern part of the country), Cameron Islands and Langkawi. Most of the small and mid-sized industries engaged in processing metallic raw materials in Malaysia use the traditional process of fired barite or sulphur powder casting. Most of these industries use traditional kiln firing to process a batch of bars or cylinders and get the best quality in terms of color, aroma, taste, weight and purity.
Factories in central and northern Malaysia, together with others in Langkawi and other parts of Sabah use modern stainless steel kilns for processing metal. They use modern high-grade fired barite and aluminium oxide cased cylinder systems for this purpose. In addition, they also use kiln firing at low temperatures using traditional clay boxes or pots for baking the metal products. This ensures that the colour, aroma, taste, strength and purity of the metal products get enhanced during the process. When these industries get quality equipments for processing, their turnover and business increases. Barite processing in Malaysia also accounts for a major portion of the country’s revenue.
Factories in the urban areas mainly use the modern equipment manufactured by the leading manufacturers in countries like China, India and Japan. The cost of labour and raw materials in these areas are much lower than the cost of labour and raw materials in other parts of Malaysia. These factors have led to the rise of many small metal processing and alloying industries. For instance, there is a thriving aluminium powder manufacturing industry in Sabah. The raw materials used by these industries include iron, steel, cobalt, nickel, chromium, magnesium and zinc.
Factories in rural areas mostly manufacture plastic and rubber products. Factories employing thousands of workers perform various manufacturing operations including cutting, carving, welding and manufacturing of plastic and rubber products. These include precision bearings, push rods, pinion and sleeve bearings, wire brushes, PVC joints and PVC pipes.