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OXEA, one of the world's largest suppliers of oxo-products, was established in March 2007 by the merger of business units from two large chemical companies.

Worldwide, OXEA offers its customers a well-matched product portfolio along the entire value chain of oxo-chemicals. This includes a variety of solvents, polyols, carboxylic acids, alkylamines and olefin derivatives. These products are used in high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, flavorings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics.

OXEA employs 1,350 individuals in Europe and the United States and is supported globally in its most important markets by a strong experienced sales team.

Approximately 1,150 employees work for OXEA in Europe. The Ruhrchemie plant in Oberhausen is OXEA’s largest manufacturing site. Additional sites include production facilities in Marl and Amsterdam. In the USA, OXEA employs approximately 200 individuals at its Bay City and Bishop sites and at its Dallas office.

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    After Hurricane Harvey: Oxea’s production plants in Bay City and Bishop restarted

    Oxea announced the successful restart of operations at its production sites in Bay City and Bishop, Texas, USA, after the controlled shutdown due to the landfall of Hurricane Harvey by end of August. The hurricane was one of the most powerful storms to hit the USA for years. Oxea’s units ar ... more

    Oxea Expands Production Capabilities for Butyric Acid and Propionic Acid

    Oxea has successfully concluded a significant upgrade of its carboxylic acids production facility in Oberhausen, Germany. As a result, Oxea has enhanced the production output of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), such as propionic acid, butyric acid, and isobutyric acid. Oxea manufactures but ... more

    Oxea builds second propanol unit at Bay City, Texas

    Oxea has started the construction of a new world-scale propanol unit at its production site at Bay City, Texas, USA. The new unit “Propanol 2” is scheduled to come on stream in 2018. Once commissioned, it will add a capacity of 100,000 mt/year of propanol and 40,000 mt/year of propionaldehy ... more

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    OXEA, one of the world's largest suppliers of oxo-products, was established in March 2007 by the merger of business units from two big chemical companies. OXEA offers its customers worldwide a well-matched product portfolio along the entire value chain of oxo-chemicals. This includes a va ... more

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