24 February 2011 11:05 [Source: ICIS news]
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LONDON (ICIS)--Oxea will increase its specialty esters production capacity at ?xml:namespace>
The expansion would support an increasing market shift to phthalate-free plasticisers and would also enable the company to meet strong demand growth from existing customers, Oxea said.
The capacity of its existing ester unit would be increased by 40% this year and a new unit would come on line in the second half of 2012, the company said in a statement.
Oxea produces 130,000 tonnes/year of butanol, 540,000 tonnes/year of butyraldehyde and 300,000 tonnes/year of ethylhexanol at its
Its products are used in the production of high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavourings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics.
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