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KRAHN CHEMIE to Distribute OXEA’s Specialty Esters in France

Published on 2016-02-01. Author : SpecialChem

KRAHN CHEMIE is taking over the distribution of OXEA specialty esters in France. For this purpose, it’s establishing a local sales team that will operate from the French branch of the sister company ALBIS PLASTIC during the initial phase. KRAHN CHEMIE plans on further expanding its presence in France and setting up its own subsidiary in the near term.

KRAHN CHEMIE and OXEA to expand their cooperation in France KRAHN CHEMIE and OXEA to expand their cooperation in France
Fig. 1: KRAHN CHEMIE and OXEA to expand their cooperation in France

OXEA and KRAHN CHEMIE have been working together in the field of specialty esters in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe for many years now.

The individual components of the OXEA portfolio distributed by KRAHN CHEMIE are composed of the following products: OXSOFT GPO, OXSOFT DOA, OXSOFT TOTM, OXSOFT 3G8, OXSOFT L9TM, OXSOFT DUO 1, OXSOFT DUO 2, OXBLUE ATBC and OXBLUE DOSX. These products are used as plasticizers in the processing of plastics and rubber, in adhesives and sealants, as well as in paints and coatings, and as synthetic esters in lubricants.

“In recent years, we have come to appreciate KRAHN CHEMIE as an extremely competent partner who successfully distributes our specialty esters on the market with a great deal of dedication and technical understanding,” says Jacco de Haas, Commercial Business Director Specialty Esters at OXEA GmbH. “As such, the expansion of our cooperation to France is a logical move.”

“OXEA is one of our most important strategic partners with whom we tackle the management and the targeted development of the market hand in hand. Since we represent other renowned manufacturers of plasticizers within the KRAHN CHEMIE GROUP in addition to OXEA, we consider ourselves the leading distributor in this field,” explains Axel Sebbesse, Managing Director of Krahn Chemie GmbH. “The extended partnership with OXEA is the perfect foundation for us to enter into the French market and further expand our presence in France.”

About Oxea

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. Oxea employs more than 1,400 people worldwide. Oxea is owned by Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C.


KRAHN CHEMIE is part of the OTTO KRAHN group of companies, based in Hamburg, Germany. The holding company OTTO KRAHN (GmbH & Co) KG encompasses two operational subsidiaries: KRAHN CHEMIE GmbH and ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH. The core business of KRAHN CHEMIE is the distribution of special chemicals. The core business of ALBIS PLASTIC is the distribution and compounding of thermoplastics. The two companies operate in related sectors and work closely together in a variety of areas.


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