Monday, 23 February 2015

BASF, Petronas Chemicals to build 2-EHAcid plant in Malaysia

Germany's BASF and Malaysia's Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd will build the first Southeast Asian plant producing 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid (2-EHAcid), the companies said on Monday without disclosing the cost.

The plant, located in Malaysia, is expected to start production in the fourth quarter of 2016 and will have a total annual capacity of 30,000 metric tonnes of 2-EHAcid, the companies said in a statement.

2-EHAcid is a chemical intermediate used in the production of synthetic lubricants as well as oil additives