USA: World-Scale Plant Oxea Announces Successful Start-Up of New Propanol Production Unit
Oxea has successfully started up its new 100,000 mt per annum world-scale production unit “Propanol 2” at its Bay City, Texas, USA, site.
Monheim am Rhein/Germany — The now fully operational, state-of-the-art unit will increase the company’s North American production capacity for n propanol by 75 %. Construction and commissioning of the new unit were completed incident-free, ahead of schedule and under budget, Oxea stated. The manufacturer has used its proprietary process technology and process expertise to optimize production and improve product yield at Propanol 2. The first specification grade batches of material from the new unit have already been shipped to customers.
According to Oxea’s CEO, Dr. Salim Al Huthaili, Propanol 2 is a critical part of the selective growth strategy and a commitment to the Bay City production site. The new unit has been one of the largest investment projects in the past years, he continued. With its successful start-up, the company had achieved a major milestone on their roadmap and further strengthened their global production platform. With the increased n-propanol volume, the company could now better serve the growing needs of existing and new customers worldwide. This particularly applied to Propyls from Oxea, a blend of n-propanol and n-propyl acetate.