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2,6 Xylenol Expansion Planned for 2015

SCHENECTADY, NY – November 19, 2014 – SI Group, Inc., a leading global producer of chemical intermediates, specialty resins, and solutions, announced plans today to expand 2,6 Xylenol capacity in its Freeport, Texas plant in the United States. The expansion is expected to increase production by 7,000 metric tons per year in early 2015.

SI Group’s Freeport location produces a variety of butylated, alkylated, and methylated products. 2,6 Xylenol is a chemical intermediate and raw material used in a number of applications, including flame retardants; engineering plastics; solvents; specialty resins for coating and epoxy systems; and as building blocks for pharmaceuticals and crop protection fungicides and herbicides.

This expansion, utilizing the company’s core technology, enables SI Group to support its customers in solving global megatrend challenges for a wide array of consumer end uses.

About SI Group

SI Group is a leading global developer and manufacturer of chemical intermediates, specialty resins, and solutions. Founded in 1906 and headquartered in Schenectady, New York, SI Group is a family-owned company with facilities on five continents. For more information about SI Group, visit

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