20 September 2012 12:04 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Oxea has mechanically completed its latest specialty esters production plant in Oberhausen, Germany, the global oxo chemicals firm said on Thursday.
The company said it will now commence start-up activities and will shortly begin production. Capacity details were not disclosed.
Oxea said the facility will increase its worldwide production capacity for specialty esters by over 50%. The company now has three specialty ester production units, with a fourth currently being built in China, it added.
“Oxea is seeing a steady increase in demand for its specialty esters worldwide. With our new production unit we will continue to improve our flexibility and delivery capacity and support our customers in their growth,” said Miguel Mantas, responsible for sales and marketing within Oxea’s executive board.
“In our new facility we will manufacture key components for the production of innovative polymer films for which there is strong demand in the chemical industry," Manats added.
Specialty esters are used to manufacture a large variety of industrial products, including for automotive and architecture applications, as well as for medical purposes, Oxea said.
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