OBERHAUSEN, Germany – Chemical company Oxea has mechanically completed its latest production plant for specialty esters, Ester 2, in Oberhausen, Germany, on schedule. Oxea will now commence start-up activities at Ester 2 and will shortly be beginning production there. The new facility will increase Oxea’s worldwide production capacity for specialty esters by over 50 percent. Oxea now has three specialty ester production units, and a fourth is currently being built in China.

“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.

Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines. These products are used for the production of coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavorings and fragrances, printing inks, and plastics.