TOKYO – Faced with growing global demand, KH Neochem Co. Ltd. has increased production capacity of its 2-ethyl hexanoic acid by 10%.

KH Neochem Co. is a leading producer of 2-ethyl hexanoic acid, which has seen continued market growth in recent years. The versatile product is a key component in plasticizers, lubricants, cosmetics, coatings and resins, among other high-performance applications.

Further production expansion is also under consideration, including the production of other carboxylic acids at the company’s Yokkaichi plant. According to a company spokesman, the decision will be based on continuing market pressures and in keeping with KH Neochem’s commitment to act as a responsive and reliable business partner and resource.