Eastman Chemical on Wednesday said it completed a
previously-announced capacity expansion of its 2-ethyl hexanol
(2-EH) facility in Longview, Texas.
With the expansion and other recently
completed debottlenecks, 2-EH capacity has been increased by
approximately 37,000 tons, the company says.
We are happy to announce the completion of this
important expansion, said Heidi Barnes,
business director of oxo and plasticizers in the companys
performance chemicals and intermediates segment.
The added capacity reinforces our commitment to
reliably supply our 2-EH customers while also supporting growth
in our plasticizer business.
An oxo derivative, 2-EH is used in end products such as
plasticizers, like Eastman 168 non-phthalate
plasticizer, 2 ethylhexyl acrylate, and additives for fuels and
lube oils, the company noted.
End markets for 2-EH include building and construction, transportation,
medical, consumables, and durable goods manufacturing.