and phthalate esters
Ostend Basic Chemicals is a leading player in the European Phthalic Anhydride market with a world-scale plant located close to the petrochemical triangle in the center of Europe. The company owns unique technological capabilities to produce Phthalic Anhydride and Phthalate esters and is ranked amongst the top 3 players regarding non-captive capacities in Europe.
The site has a long tradition in producing phthalic anhydride as the production started in 1971. Since then the production capacity grew to one of the largest production facilities in Europe.