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Peter Greven: New Production Line For Esters

In April 2022, Peter Greven started up a new esterification line at the Bad Münstereifel (DE) site. It will increase the production capacity for esters by around 50 %.

Technically, the new line is based on the esterification plant from 2013. Thanks to comprehensive optimisation, it runs even more cost and energy efficient.

The new production line is part of the company’s strategic focus: Expansion of the ester business, in particular the complex esters. Synthetic esters are getting more important for the lubricant industry and the new esterification line produces LIGALUB® ester lubricants, which are mainly used as base oils.

“The environmental requirements for lubricants increase and the trend towards biolubricants continues. This is where our esters step in: In comparison to mineral oil based products, they are biodegradable and sustainable. Therefore, setting up a new esterification plant was the next consistent step for us.” says Peter Greven, Managing Director of Peter Greven GmbH & Co. KG.

Peter Greven is a leading producer of oleochemical additives. Besides the headquarters in Germany, the company has production sites in the Netherlands, Malaysia and the US.

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