OBERHAUSEN, Germany – The chemical company Oxea announced that its specialty esters plant in Nanjing, China, is now mechanically complete. After a construction period of slightly more than 15 months, the new plant is currently in the commissioning and start-up phase. It is Oxea’s first production site in Asia and will complement the company’s three existing specialty esters plants in Europe, boosting Oxea's global production capacity for specialty esters by 40%.

"With the start-up of the new plant, we will be able to serve our customers in China and the Asia-Pacific region better and will at the same time strengthen Oxea’s leading global market position further,” said Miguel Mantas, Oxea’s Executive Board member and globally responsible for Oxea’s commercial activities. “In view of rising customer demand, it is important to note that here in Nanjing we will have sufficient space and infrastructure to implement further expansions, also for other product lines,” he continued.