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SI GROUP EXPANDS HINDERED PHENOLIC ESTER ANTIOXIDANT PRODUCTION
Company added capacity in Jinshan, China to produce ETHANOX™ 4716 and NAUGARD™ PS48 antioxidants
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – March 2, 2022 – SI Group, a leading performance additives company, announced today that it has increased production capacity for ETHANOX™ 4716 and NAUGARD™ PS48 hindered phenolic ester antioxidants at its Jinshan, China facility. The new capacity is now operational.
The capacity expansion will help address the growing demand for antioxidants in the lubricants and plastics industries in Asia Pacific and further strengthens SI Group’s position as a key partner to its customers. Joey Gullion, Chief Commercial Officer, commented, “Our investment demonstrates SI Group’s commitment to supporting our customers’ growth in both the lubricants and plastics industries and is aligned with our brand promise to deliver the solutions they need with increased security of supply.”
SI Group has a long history of manufacturing antioxidants for use in industrial lubricants, automotive fluids, and engine oils. ETHANOX™ 4716 is an easy-to-handle liquid antioxidant, with low volatility designed for use in high-temperature applications such as engine oils where it efficiently protects against lubricant degradation, extends lubricant life, and contributes to reduced emissions.
The company also has a broad portfolio of chemistries and innovative solutions for the polyol and polyurethane industries. NAUGARD™ PS48 stabilizer is a liquid phenolic antioxidant that provides excellent protection against degradation across many polymer applications. NAUGARD™ PS48 stabilizer is a low volatility and low viscosity antioxidant that is effective at reducing scorch in flexible polyurethane foam production.
This expansion follows an earlier announcement by SI Group to invest more than $50 million across three manufacturing sites to install globally competitive main antioxidant capacity in North America.
About SI Group
SI Group is a global leader in the innovative technology of performance additives, process solutions, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and chemical intermediates. SI Group solutions are essential to enhancing the quality and performance of countless industrial and consumer goods within the plastics, rubber & adhesives, fuels & lubricants, oilfield, and pharmaceutical industries. SI Group's global manufacturing footprint includes 21 facilities on four continents, serving customers in 90 countries with approximately 2,300 employees worldwide. In 2021, SI Group received a gold award for corporate social responsibility by EcoVadis and is ranked among the top five percent of more than 50,000 worldwide companies. SI Group innovates and drives change to create value with a passion for safety, chemistry, sustainability, and extraordinary results. Learn more at www.siigroup.com.
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