OBERHAUSEN, Germany – Oxea has announced significant capacity expansion for specialty esters. The capacity of the existing Ester unit in Oberhausen, Germany, will be extended by 40 percent, effective the second half of 2011.

Additionally, Oxea intends to build a new unit in Oberhausen, which is scheduled to come on line in the second half of 2012. These significant capacity increases are meant to support the increasing market shift to phthalate-free plasticizers and to support the strong demand growth of existing customers.