Oxea: Planned Turnaround at German Oberhausen plant

From May 26, 2018, Oxea’s production site in Oberhausen, Germany, will undergo the regular statutory planned turnaround. For an expected four weeks of routine inspections, the facilities at the Oberhausen site will be shut down as part of a coordinated maintenance plan. Oxea will use this time to implement projects – for example, to eliminate production bottlenecks and to modernize plants according to the latest technological findings.

„Planned turnarounds and associated measures contribute to the safe and efficient operation and extend the life of our plants. The multitude of tasks in this project requires a broad and well-coordinated organization. For many months we meticulously prepared ourselves for this turnaround with about 15 teams from the technical, operational and commercial areas at Oxea. A smooth process and on-time delivery are important to us. However, safety is Oxea’s top priority,“ commented Project Manager Dr. Ing. Oliver Bülters.

Oxea has taken all measures to ensure that the contractual delivery obligations are met even during the turnaround at the Oberhausen plant. Jacco de Haas, Vice President of Global Sales at Oxea said: „Our customers know us as a reliable partner. Working closely with our supply chain unit, we have made clear agreements that we will comply with.“

About Oxea

Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines. These products are used for the production of high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavorings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics. Oxea employs more than 1,400 people worldwide. Oxea is part of the Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (OOC), a commercial company wholly owned by the Government of Oman. Established in 1996, it pursues investment opportunities in the wider energy sector both inside and outside Oman. OOC plays an important role in the Sultanate’s efforts to diversify the economy and to promote domestic and foreign investments. For more information about Oxea, visit www.oxea-chemicals.com

Oxea Announces Price Increases for 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid for the Americas

The global chemical company Oxea will increase off-list prices in North America, Mexico and South America on 2‑Ethylhexanoic Acid effective June 1, 2018, or as contracts allow.

Product North America / Mexico
USD/lb
 South America
USD/mt
2-Ethylhexanoic Acid 0.05 110

About Oxea

Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines. These products are used for the production of high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavorings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics. Oxea employs more than 1,400 people worldwide. Oxea is part of the Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (OOC), a commercial company wholly owned by the Government of Oman. Established in 1996, it pursues investment opportunities in the wider energy sector both inside and outside Oman. OOC plays an important role in the Sultanate’s efforts to diversify the economy and to promote domestic and foreign investments. For more information about Oxea, visit www.oxea-chemicals.com.

Commercial contact:

OXEA Corporation, 1505 West LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75234, USA
Kyle Hendrix, Regional Commercial Business Manager
Phone +1 972-481-6010
marketing@oxea-chemicals.com

Oxea Announces Price Increases for n-Propyl Acetate, n/i-Butanol, and n/i-Butyl Acetate

The global chemical company Oxea has announced that it will implement a price increase for prices in North America, Mexico and South America on the following products, effective June 1, 2018, or as contracts allow.


Product
North America / Mexico
USD/lb
South America
USD/mt
n-Propyl Acetate 0.05 110
n/i-Butanol 0.05 110
n/i-Butyl Acetate 0.08 175

About Oxea

Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines. These products are used for the production of high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavorings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics. Oxea employs more than 1,400 people worldwide. Oxea is part of the Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (OOC), a commercial company wholly owned by the Government of Oman. Established in 1996, it pursues investment opportunities in the wider energy sector both inside and outside Oman. OOC plays an important role in the Sultanate’s efforts to diversify the economy and to promote domestic and foreign investments. For more information about Oxea, visit www.oxea-chemicals.com

Commercial contact:

OXEA Corporation, 1505 West LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75234, USA
Naoko Roth, Marketing US Oxo Intermediates
Phone +1 972-481-2700
marketing@oxea-chemicals.com

Oxea implements Freight Adjustment and Changes in Service Standards in North America

Oxea Corporation announces that it will implement a Freight Adjustment and a Change in Service Standards in North America, effective June 1, 2018, or as contracts allow. Due to escalating costs associated with securing truck carrier capacity, Oxea will make changes to Freight Adders and Transactional Service Standards for shipments in the US, Mexico and to Canada.

Effective June 1, 2018, or as contracts allow, Oxea will implement the following fees:

Freight delivery adder for Oxea-arranged truck orders US$ 0.02 / lb
Fee for customer-initiated change of orders within 72 hours* of shipment for packaged and truck orders US$ 500
Fee for rush orders placed within 72 hours* of shipment for packaged and tank truck orders US$ 1,000

* N.b. The hours for rush orders and order changes apply to business days. Oxea cannot process orders, nor ship, on Saturday, Sunday or national holidays.

About Oxea

Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines. These products are used for the production of high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavorings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics. Oxea employs more than 1,400 people worldwide. Oxea is part of the Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (OOC), a commercial company wholly owned by the Government of Oman. Established in 1996, it pursues investment opportunities in the wider energy sector both inside and outside Oman. OOC plays an important role in the Sultanate’s efforts to diversify the economy and to promote domestic and foreign investments. For more information about Oxea, visit www.oxea-chemicals.com

Commercial contact:

OXEA Corporation, 1505 West LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75234, USA
Kyle Hendrix, Marketing Carboxylic Acids and Esters Value Chain
Naoko Roth, Marketing US Oxo Intermediates
Phone +1 972-481-2700
marketing@oxea-chemicals.com

Oxea Announces Price Increases for Amines for the Americas

The global chemical company Oxea will increase list and off-list prices on the following products effective May 1, 2018, or as contracts allow.


Product
North America / Latin America
USD/lb
North America / Latin America
USD/mt
n-Butylamine 0.04 80
Di-n-Butylamine 0.04 80
Tri-n-Butylamine 0.04 80

About Oxea

Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines. These products are used for the production of high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavorings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics. Oxea employs more than 1,400 people worldwide. Oxea is part of the Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (OOC), a commercial company wholly owned by the Government of Oman. Established in 1996, it pursues investment opportunities in the wider energy sector both inside and outside Oman. OOC plays an important role in the Sultanate’s efforts to diversify the economy and to promote domestic and foreign investments. For more information about Oxea, visit www.oxea-chemicals.com

Commercial contact

OXEA GmbH, Rheinpromenade 4a, 40789 Monheim am Rhein, Germany
Michael Harbich, Global Commercial Business Manager Amines
Phone: +49 (0)2173 9993-2485
marketing@oxea-chemicals.com

(North America) Oxea increases prices for Neopentyl Glycol (NPG) and Trimethylolpropane (TMP)

For North America the chemical company Oxea announces an increase for list and off-list prices for its industrial polyols Neopentyl Glycol (NPG) and Trimethylolpropane (TMP). The increase varies depending on single product and will be effective from May 1, 2018, and applies to all orders shipped on or after this date as contracts allow. As one of the leading suppliers for polyols, Oxea remains committed to its high-quality product standards and reliable services that customers have come to expect.

Product North America
USD/lb
North America
USD/mt
Neopentyl Glycol (NPG) + 0.03 + 70
Trimethylolpropane (TMP) + 0.04 + 90

About Oxea

Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines. These products are used for the production of high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavorings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics. Oxea employs more than 1,400 people worldwide. Oxea is part of the Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (OOC), a commercial company wholly owned by the Government of Oman. Established in 1996, it pursues investment opportunities in the wider energy sector both inside and outside Oman. OOC plays an important role in the Sultanate’s efforts to diversify the economy and to promote domestic and foreign investments. For more information about Oxea, visit www.oxea-chemicals.com.

Commercial contact

OXEA GmbH, Rheinpromenade 4a, 40789 Monheim am Rhein, Germany
Matthias Freitag, Global Commercial Business Director Polyols and Plasticizers
Phone: +49 (0)2173 9993-2984
marketing@oxea-chemicals.com

(Europe) Oxea increases prices for Neopentyl Glycol (NPG) and Trimethylolpropane (TMP)

The chemical company Oxea announces an increase for list and off-list prices for its industrial polyols Neopentyl Glycol (NPG) and Trimethylolpropane (TMP). The increase varies depending on single product and will be effective from May 1, 2018, and applies to all orders shipped on or after this date as contracts allow. As one of the leading suppliers for polyols, Oxea remains committed to its high-quality product standards and reliable services that customers have come to expect.

Product Europe
EUR/mt
Neopentyl Glycol (NPG) + 50
Trimethylolpropane (TMP) + 90

About Oxea

Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines. These products are used for the production of high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavorings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics. Oxea employs more than 1,400 people worldwide. Oxea is part of the Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (OOC), a commercial company wholly owned by the Government of Oman. Established in 1996, it pursues investment opportunities in the wider energy sector both inside and outside Oman. OOC plays an important role in the Sultanate’s efforts to diversify the economy and to promote domestic and foreign investments. For more information about Oxea, visit www.oxea-chemicals.com.

Commercial contact

OXEA GmbH, Rheinpromenade 4a, 40789 Monheim am Rhein, Germany
Matthias Freitag, Global Commercial Business Director Polyols and Plasticizers
Phone: +49 (0)2173 9993-2984
marketing@oxea-chemicals.com

Oxea Announces Price Increases for n-Propanol, n-Propyl Acetate, n/i-Butanol, n/i-Butyl Acetate, 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid, and 2-Ethylhexanol

The global chemical company Oxea has announced that it will implement a price increase for prices in North America, Mexico and South America on the following products, effective May 1, 2018, or as contracts allow.


Product
North America / Mexico
USD/lb
South America
USD/mt
n-Propyl Acetate 0.05 110
n-Propanol 0.02 45
n/i-Butanol 0.03 65
n/i-Butyl Acetate 0.05 110
2-Ethylhexanoic Acid 0.03 65
2-Ethylhexanol 0.03 65

About Oxea

Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines. These products are used for the production of high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavorings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics. Oxea employs more than 1,400 people worldwide. Oxea is part of the Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (OOC), a commercial company wholly owned by the Government of Oman. Established in 1996, it pursues investment opportunities in the wider energy sector both inside and outside Oman. OOC plays an important role in the Sultanate’s efforts to diversify the economy and to promote domestic and foreign investments. For more information about Oxea, visit www.oxea-chemicals.com.

Commercial contact

OXEA Corporation, 1505 West LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75234, USA
Kyle Hendrix, Marketing Carboxylic Acids and Esters Value Chain
Naoko Roth, Marketing US Oxo Intermediates
Phone: +1 972-481-2700
marketing@oxea-chemicals.com

Breaking New Ground for Growth: Oxea Names New Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances

The global chemical company Oxea continues to invest in growth and moves up a gear with its international expansion strategy. The company appointed Lars Eric Johansson, 57, as its new Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances. Extremely well networked, with his extensive know-how and profound experience from previous positions he held at leading global chemical companies, he will play a pivotal role in Oxea’s growth strategy by focusing on strategic partnerships, collaborations and joint ventures in key market segments. He will report directly to Cristóbal Ascencio, Executive Vice President Strategy & Innovation at Oxea.

Lars Eric Johansson
Lars Eric Johansson

“I’m excited to welcome Lars Eric Johansson to the team,“ said Oxea CEO Dr. Salim Al Huthaili. „He brings a good balance of experience in the business, in-depth understanding of the global markets and access to an extensive network. With his proven competence he will support our ambitions to grow profitably. Our talented team will always be our key asset at Oxea and the main enabler for a sustainable future,“ Al Huthaili continued.

Johansson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, Economics and Marketing from the University of Lund, Sweden. In the past, among others, he held positions such as the Chairman of Perstorp Aegis Chemicals India and Shandong Fufeng Perstorp Chemicals China. He will continue to serve, and now also represent Oxea, as Chairman of the sector group Formacare as well as Chairman of Specialty Chemicals which represents, within European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), over 50 sectors of the European fine and consumer chemicals industry.

Study Shows Enormous Savings Potential in Packaging Printing: Propyls from Oxea Replace Conventional Solvents 1:1

More sustainable and economical printing is easily possible by simply replacing the solvent system. This is shown in a recent study. It was carried out at the Hochschule der Medien (HdM), Stuttgart, Germany, in the Rotogravure working group of Professor Armin Weichmann at the Faculty of Printing and Media and at the DFTA Flexographic-Printing Competence Center. The scientists replaced conventional ethanol / ethyl acetate blends (Ethyls) 1:1 with a blend consisting of n‑propanol / n-propyl acetate (Propyls) and retained all other printing press parameters. The study included industrial scale test runs under laboratory conditions with 17,000 m run length in flexographic printing, and 10,000 m run length in gravure printing. The result: Printing processes based on Propyls offer decisive advantages over conventional Ethyls. The savings potential of 30 percent on average in solvent consumption and 20 percent on average in the consumption of printing inks, as shown in industrial studies conducted by major customers of the chemical company Oxea, was verified in the Stuttgart test runs. Other important advantages such as reduced residual solvent content, reduced ink foaming in flexographic printing and the ability to dispense with retarders such as ethoxypropanol have also been reproduced.

Oxea Printing Study
Oxea Printing Study

„The results of the HdM study validate all of our experiences to date: Propyls surpass conventional solvents such as ethyl acetate and ethanol in gravure or flexography processes without the need for further adjustments,“ said application engineer Dr. Jens Klabunde from Oxea. In several international industrial studies, Oxea’s global lead for Propyls project Lucia Paniagua has accompanied the exchange of Ethyls by Propyls at converters and printing plants with production runs of up to 2,000 km: “In all cases, considerable savings in printing ink and solvents were achieved, mostly with higher print quality. Other advantages such as increased overall process stability and increased performance due to less waste and higher printing speeds are perfect arguments that will motivate printing companies to use Propyls instead,” she stated.

Propyls reduce the so-called plugging (drying out). As a medium evaporating solvent, they evaporate more slowly than Ethyls but ensure that the ink dries reliably in the process. It means that less post-dosing is required in the printing process, resulting in generally lower emissions of harmful substances, so-called VOCs (volatile organic compounds). In a Propyls solvent system, the pigments of the printing ink can distribute more evenly on the film during application due to the slightly slower drying process. This results in a higher ink density for the same amount of pigment. In this way, the same print quality can be achieved with significantly less pigment, which saves expensive stock ink. In addition, improved emptying and pick-up characteristics of both the engraving cylinder and the anilox ensure optimum transfer of the printing ink onto the film.

About Oxea

Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines. These products are used for the production of high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavorings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics. Oxea employs more than 1,400 people worldwide. Oxea is part of the Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (OOC), a commercial company wholly owned by the Government of Oman. Established in 1996, it pursues investment opportunities in the wider energy sector both inside and outside Oman. OOC plays an important role in the Sultanate’s efforts to diversify the economy and to promote domestic and foreign investments. For more information about Oxea, visit www.oxea-chemicals.com

Contact:

OXEA GmbH, Rheinpromenade 4a, 40789 Monheim am Rhein, Germany
Dr. Jens Klabunde, Business Development Manager
Phone: +49 (0)2173 9993-3181
info@oxea-chemicals.com