Oxea conducts feasibility study for further expansion in Texas

05 November 2012 13:04  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Oxea is close to completing a feasibility study for additional downstream plant expansion projects at its oxo-chemicals production facility in Texas, US, the Germany-based producer said on Monday.

In October, Oxea announced it had increased syngas capacity by 10% at its Bay City plant.

Syngas is the main precursor for production of oxo-intermediates and oxo-derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters and amines.

The study, which is examining various scenarios to boost the plant’s capacities, is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2012, Oxea said.

“There is a continuously growing demand for oxo-chemicals from an increasing number of industries. Oxea’s oxo-alcohols and carboxylic acids, for example, are building blocks for phthalate free plasticizers or energy-efficient lubricants for the manufacturing of environment-friendly cooling systems, and are therefore in high demand,” said Miguel Mantas, executive board member for marketing and sales.


By: Franco Capaldo
+44 (0)20 8652 3214



AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly

ICIS news FREE TRIAL
Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index