Quincy, MA – February 19, 2014 – Myriant Corporation (Myriant), a global renewable chemicals company, has supplied commercial quantities of bio-succinic acid to Oxea, for use in the production of bio-based, phthalate-free plasticizers. The bio-succinic acid is produced at Myriant's plant located in Lake Providence, LA.
Oxea is expanding its broad product portfolio of phthalate-free plasticizers with its new bio-based Oxblue product line, addressing the demand for high-quality, high-performing and affordable plasticizers. Applications for Oxblue include food cling wraps, flooring, soft toys and adhesives & sealants.
"Oxea has successfully launched Oxblue to address the increasing health and image concerns of end-consumers, along with the industry's growing demand for a sustainable and economical solution with no compromise on performance," said Jacco de Haas, Global Marketing Manager Specialty Esters at Oxea. "Myriant's bio-succinic acid is a key ingredient in our Oxblue product line and in Myriant we have found a reliable supplier offering a high quality bio-succinic acid product," he added.
"Our plant in Lake Providence is ramping up production capacity while ensuring that our product meets the quality requirements in the market," said Alif Saleh, Sr. VP of the Succinic Acid Business Unit at Myriant. "Oxea is at the forefront of developing bio-based, phthalate-free plasticizers and we are pleased to be their chosen supplier," he added.
Myriant is a global leader innovating and commercializing bio-based chemical intermediates with a focus on bio-succinic acid, bio-butanediol and bio-acrylic acid. Myriant is currently commercializing bio-succinic acid from its flagship plant in Lake Providence, LA.
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. In 2012, Oxea generated revenue of about EUR 1.5 billion with its over 1,400 employees worldwide. Oxea is owned by Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. For more information about Oxea, visit www.oxea-chemicals.com.