To meet rising demand, the global chemical company Oxea
has decided to build a new world-scale production plant for carboxylic acids in Oberhausen, Germany. The new unit is the sixth of its kind in Oxea's global production network. Once brought onstream by the end of 2021, it will double the current production capacity for isononanoic acid and increase Oxea's total production capacity for carboxylic acids by more than 30 percent.
Carboxylic acids from Oxea are used in the production of synthetic lubricants and as building blocks for the animal feed industry.