Oxiteno opens alkoxylation unit

10 February 2016

Oxiteno, a leading producer of surfactants and speciality chemicals in Latin America, has announced the expansion of its operations in the USA, investing in the construction of a new alkoxylation unit in Texas, one of the largest chemical production hubs in the world. The plant should start operating in Q4, 2017 and will have a production capacity around 170,000t/yr.

In 2012, Oxiteno acquired its first industrial plant in Texas, that serves as the foundation for the new alkoxylation expansion. The growth plan is part of an on-going strategy of investing throughout the Americas, which consists of the acquisitions of industrial plants in Mexico in 2003 and 2004, the opening of Oxiteno’s first commercial office in the USA in 2007 and the addition of units in Venezuela and Uruguay, in 2007 and 2012 respectively.

In addition to the new plant, the company will expand the service structure with total focus on the customer.

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