Oxea: New Carboxylic Acid Plant
In the presence of Klaus Wehling, Lord Mayor of Oberhausen, the cornerstone was laid for a new Oxea production plant, the so-called Carboxylic Acid Plant 3. The plant is slated to be completed in record time this year. The new unit, which represents an investment in the tens of millions, will boost Oxea’s global carboxylic acid production capacity by some 40 %. This will also have a positive impact on the job situation: Oxea has already hired 12 new employees.
The main driver for this capacity expansion is a growing global demand for synthetic fatty acids. They form the basis for manufacturing energy-efficient lubricant esters for environmentally friendly refrigeration units such as air conditioners and refrigerators or phthalate-free plasticizers.
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