Perstorp Group announced on July 7 that it has increased production capacity of 2-ethylhexanoic acid at its plant in Stenungsund, Sweden, to meet global demand from customers. Applications include in synthetic lubricants and corrosion inhibitors.
The company, which did not disclose the amount of capacity added, secured the capacity expansion during the spring through debottlenecking of the existing plant in Stenungsund. The company claims to have the largest production capacity of 2-EHA in the world.
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“To enable the expansion, modifications were required for the increased 2-EHA production,” Andreas Utbult, project manager from GTI, global technology and investments, said in a press release. “The installations included new installations as well as replacement and modification of existing equipment, piping and instrumentation.”