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Croda Starts Delaware Plant

10:25 AM MDT | September 26, 2011

Croda has started production of a lubricant esters plant at New Castle, DE, boosting the sites total esters capacity by 15%, the company says. The site will now be able to manufacture lubricant-quality esters for high-end applications, including food-grade esters for lubricant base fluids and additives, as well as lubricity additives for stamping and drawing lubricants, Croda says. The company also produces sorbitan, the ester it uses for most of its main product lines, at New Castle. The company previously imported esters for the lubricant markets into North...

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