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Perstorp to Build 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid Capacity in Singapore

10:41 PM MDT | March 28, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says it will expand its production capacity for 2-ethylhexanoic acid (2-EHA) by establishing production at the company’s manufacturing site in Singapore. The new capacity is expected to come onstream in 2013. “The expansion is driven by the increased demand for 2-EHA and will amount to 40,000 m.t./year. Yearly average market growth for 2-EHA is high especially in Asia,” says Jerker Olsson, v.p./Oxo. 2-EHA is used in applications such as safety glass, synthetic lubricants and corrosion inhibitors in engine coolants and...

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