Germany: World-Scale Production Plant Oxea Expands Production of Carboxylic Acids in Oberhausen
Oxea plans to build a new large-scale plant for the production of carboxylic acids in Oberhausen. With this project, the company is responding to rising global demand.
Monheim am Rhein/Germany — With the construction of a new plant, Oxea intends to significantly improve the supply base for isononanoic acid. The plant is the sixth of its kind in the company's global production network. After commissioning by the end of 2021, it will double the current production capacity for isononanoic acid and increase the total production capacity for carboxylic acids by more than 30 %.
According to Kyle Hendrix, Global Commercial Director for Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives at Oxea, the Oberhausen site offers decisive advantages in terms of construction time and integration into the existing production network. The manufacturer will also set up its own logistics centre in Asia to support the growth and agility of the Asian market.
The construction of the sixth carboxylic acid plant plays an important role in the company's growth vision. Dr. Oliver Borgmeier, COO of Oxea, added that the production processes in the acid plants are to be further improved and bottlenecks eliminated in 2020 and 2021.
Carboxylic acids are used in the production of synthetic lubricants and as building blocks for the animal feed industry.