Oxea is in the final stages of completing a feasibility
study on additional downstream plant expansion projects at its site in Bay City,
Texas, the Germany-based oxo-chemicals producer said on
The announcement follows a recent project in which Bay City syngas
production was successfully raised by 10%, the company
The study is examining various scenarios to boost the
plants capacities, as well as the further optimization of
Oxeas product portfolio, according to company
It is scheduled to be completed during the fourth quarter
Oxeas Bay City plant is a large world-scale facility
for oxo chemicals such as oxo-alcohols, carboxylic acids and
acetate esters, the company says.
There is a continuously growing demand for oxo
chemicals from an increasing number of industries, said
Miguel Mantas, executive board member for marketing and
Oxeas oxo-alcohols and carboxylic acids for
example, are building blocks for among others phthalate free
plasticizers or energy-efficient lubricants for the
manufacturing of environment-friendly cooling
systems, and are therefore in high demand, he added.
Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo-intermediates and
oxo-derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids,
specialty esters, and amines.