To meet increasing market needs, Perstorp will substantially expand its production capacity of 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid (2-EHA) from 2022. Implementation has already started.
Perstorp Group noted that it has the largest 2-EHA production capacity in the world. 2-EHA, a colorless liquid with one carboxylic group based on a C8 carbon chain, is widely used in esters for PVB film plasticizers and synthetic lubricants. It is also used in the production of metal soaps for paint driers, in automotive coolants and PVC stabilizers. Other application areas include wood preservatives, catalysts for polyurethane and pharmaceuticals.
“As industries are recovering and adjusting to the ongoing pandemic, demand for 2-EHA has increased significantly in the past two quarters, indicating an increased demand for high quality raw materials,” said Betty Lu, vice president business management Oxo at Perstorp.
“We see that the market development for several applications where 2-EHA is crucial requires that we respond with an increased production capacity. We are already in the implementation phase and in just over six months from now we expect to offer more 2-EHA to the market than today,” added Sam Chia, business manager at Perstorp.
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