and Oxiteno USA Enter into Co-Manufacturing Agreement to Serve U.S. Chemical Market
HOUSTON – Milliken & Company and Oxiteno USA LLC have entered into a multi-year co-manufacturing agreement, which will provide increased and streamlined access to state-of-the-art alkoxylation technology. Aligning manufacturing expertises and accessible facility locations, Milliken and Oxiteno bring unique capabilities to strategically grow production capacities for customers in the U.S. and global markets.
“As a diversified manufacturer, Milliken strives to provide innovative chemicals with the utmost attention to customer service,” shares Russ Rudolph, Vice President of Milliken’s Performance Colorants and Ingredients business. “This co-manufacturing agreement complements Milliken’s alkoxylation assets in Inman, South Carolina, drawing upon Oxiteno’s expanding U.S. presence to increase production capacity for Milliken additives and meet customer demand.”
The co-manufacturing agreement will utilize Oxiteno’s new alkoxylation unit in Pasadena, Texas, which is expected to open in the second quarter of 2018. Offering strategic access to the U.S. Gulf region, the Pasadena facility incorporates state-of-the-art alkoxylation assets and technologies, and has a nameplate capacity of 170,000 metric tons per year.
“This agreement and the partnership with Milliken is a very important milestone to continue accelerating our growth through being an innovative solutions provider of surfactants and alkoxylates to our customers in the US. It will help leverage the investment in our new alkoxylation facility in Texas while also creating a more sustainable and safer alternative to the long distance transportation of ethylene oxide,” says Timothy Madden, Chief Operating Officer of Oxiteno in the U.S.
For over 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemicals, floor covering, and performance and protective textiles, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com, and join us on Twitter (@MillikenandCo), Facebook and Instagram (@MillikenandCo).
Oxiteno is a leading producer of surfactants and specialty chemicals. The company develops innovative and sustainable solutions that supply multiple markets, such as Agrochemicals, Personal Care, Home Care, Oil & Gas, Paints and Coatings. Oxiteno has operations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. In the United States, Oxiteno’s industrial plant in Pasadena, TX along with its main office in Houston, TX and R&D center in Hattiesburg, MS operate together, serving customers nationwide through different channels with a broad portfolio of products and solutions. For more information visit www.oxiteno.us.
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