PASADENA, TX — Oxiteno has started operations at its new manufacturing plant in Pasadena, Texas. The new unit includes alkoxylation technology to ensure safety and environmental performance. It will serve as a reliable domestic source of products for Oxiteno’s regional and global customers.

Oxiteno invested around $200 million over six years, which included site acquisition, plant construction, and research and development facilities. The strategic Gulf Coast location allows easy access to key raw materials, logistics and a specialized workforce. The company will produce a wide range of nonionic surfactants and specialty alkoxylates serving key markets that include paints and coatings.

“The startup of our new alkoxylation plant in Texas is a key accomplishment in our journey to become a leading supplier of surfactants and specialty alkoxylates to U.S. and global customers,” said Timothy Madden, Chief Operating Officer of Oxiteno in the United States. “Our focus and expertise in this technology and broad portfolio of products and applications will fortify our ability to continue delivering value to our customers through being an innovative and agile solutions provider.”

“The investments in the US reflect Oxiteno’s long-term commitment to serving the domestic market at a different level and scale, complementing our existing production base in other important markets, such as Mexico and Brazil,” said João Benjamin Parolin, Chief Executive Officer of Oxiteno.

Over the last years, Oxiteno has been pre-marketing its products in the US and has signed agreements with different customers for the Pasadena site.