Oxiteno, a producer of surfactants and specialty chemicals in Latin America, will expand its U.S. operations. The company is investing $113 million in the construction of a new alkoxylation unit in Texas. According to the company, the plant should start operating in the fourth quarter of 2017 and will have production capacity around 170,000 tons per year.
In 2012, Oxiteno acquired its first industrial plant in Texas. Oxiteno’s ongoing strategy of investing throughout the Americas also includes the acquisitions of industrial plants in Mexico in 2003 and 2004, the opening of the company’s first commercial office in the United States in 2007, and the addition of units in Venezuela in 2007 and Uruguay in 2012.
With the new facility, Oxiteno further expands its portfolio of surfactants and specialty chemicals and its alkoxylation technology, with a focus on local agrochemicals, personal care, home care, paint and coatings, and oil and gas markets.
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