Oxea has expanded production capacity for carboxylic acids, and it will increase hydrogenation capacity to offer a broader range of higher alcohols. The chemicals, produced at plants in Germany, are used in lubricant esters and additives.
The company on Friday said it increased production at its carboxylic acid plant in Marl, Germany, by 20 percent, twice as much as originally planned. Oxea operates four carboxylic acid plants worldwide, and said it plans to bring a new plant on line in Oberhausen, Germany, where the company is headquartered, at the end of 2012. The company didnt disclose the capacity figures.