OBERHAUSEN, Germany – Oxea has announced plans for significant capacity expansion of its range of specialty esters. As of the second half of 2011, the capacity of the existing ester production unit in Oberhausen, Germany, will be extended by 40 percent. In order to further boost production capacity for a range of specialty esters, Oxea is evaluating the construction of an additional production unit in Oberhausen. The new unit is planned to come on stream in the second half of 2012.

The company also announced it will build a new carboxylic acids unit in Oberhausen. The facility will come on stream by late 2012.