Perstorp

A global leader in high growth niches
The Perstorp Group, a trusted world industrial leader, places focused and market-driven innovation at your fingertips. Our culture of performance builds on 130 years of experience and represents a complete chain of solutions in organic chemistry, process technology and application development. As the global leader in high growth niches, such as powder and UV cured coatings, plasticizers, synthetic lubricants and grain preservation, we are committed to develop products providing essential properties to enhance the quality, performance and profitability of our customers’ products and processes. As we look to the future, we strive for the development of smarter and safer products and sustainable processes that reduce environmental impact and create real value in end-products. Perstorp has approximately 1,500 employees and manufacturing units in Asia, Europe and North America. Sales in 2016 amounted to more than SEK 11,3 billion. Discover your winning formula at www.perstorp.com.

Perstorp
Perstorp Holding AB
Neptunigatan 1
SE-211 20 Malmö
Sweden
+46 435 380 00

Perstorp’s Pevalen™ non-phthalate PVC plasticizer obtains FDA compliance for key food contact applications

Perstorp’s Pevalen™ non-phthalate PVC plasticizer obtains FDA compliance for key food contact applications. (Photo: Shutterstock)Perstorp - April 19, 2017 - Perstorp has obtained independent expert opinion advising that its Pevalen™ non-phthalate PVC plasticizer can be used in important food contact applications in the USA. The advice, from an international law firm that has expert knowledge in food contact legislation, says that Pevalen is suitable for use at levels up to 32% in PVC intended to produce conveyor belts and gloves used in meat and poultry processing facilities, as well as in tablecloths.

Perstorp is launching boosters for Cationic UV Curing – ensuring a more efficient production process for customers

Perstorp is launching boosters for Cationic UV Curing – ensuring a more efficient production process for customers. (Photo: Perstorp)Perstorp April 4, 2017 - At the European Coatings Show (April 4-6) Perstorp will launch Curalite™, a new range of boosters for cationic UV curing formulations, that can increase speed of reactivity up to 15 times. Cationic UV curing technology is the perfect choice for printing on challenging surfaces.

Perstorp sells its Belgian site with its coating additives activities to Synthomer plc

Perstorp March 6, 2017 - The specialty chemicals innovator and supplier Perstorp (Perstorp Holding AB) today announces the sale of its additives activities primarily serving the paints and coatings industry produced at its facility at Gent Belgium, Perstorp Belgium (Perstorp Oxo Belgium AB) to Synthomer (Synthomer plc). The total consideration for the sale is €78 million (subject to certain adjustments). The divestment is in line with Perstorp’s strategy to focus on and expand its core chemicals activities.

Toxicology tests on Pevalen™ non-phthalate plasticizer support food contact approval

Toxicology tests on Pevalen™ non-phthalate plasticizer support food contact approval.
(Photo: Shutterstock)Perstorp - February 21, 2017 - A new independent study on the toxicological properties of Perstorp’s Pevalen™ non-phthalate plasticizer for PVC provides new evidence that Pevalen™ has no toxic properties and that it should be approved for food contact applications.

Perstorp launching cationic curing boosters at the European Coatings Show

Perstorp launching cationic curing boosters at the European Coatings Show.
(Photo: Shutterstock)Perstorp - February 13, 2016 - At the European Coatings Show (April 4-6) Perstorp will launch Curalite™, its range of boosters for cationic UV curing formulations, that can increase reaction speeds up to 15 times. Cationic UV curing technology is the perfect choice for printing on challenging surfaces such as plastic substrates or containers, where other technologies could fail.

Perstorp says “it’s time to act!” We are all responsible for the plastics we consume

Linda Zellner, 
Project Manager Bioplastics at Perstorp. (Photo: Perstorp)Perstorp - November 29, 2016 - One million plastic bags are used every minute throughout the year, globally1. Many of them end up in our nature and stay there. A large proportion of the plastics are items with a short lifetime. On average, each plastic bag has a “working life” of just 15 minutes2. When waste management fails, these bags, along with other forms of plastic packaging, end up in our environment and in most cases that is where they will remain. By using biodegradable and certified plastics they will not stay there forever.

Perstorp announces closing of Senior Secured Notes and Second Lien Notes

Jan Secher, CEO of Perstorp Holding AB. (Photo: Perstorp)Perstorp - November 22, 2016 - Perstorp Holding AB (publ), the parent company for leading global vertically integrated specialty chemicals company Perstorp, has officially announced the closing of an offering to the financial market. This means that the company now has secured its long term financial platform until 2021, by issuing Senior Secured Notes and Second Lien Notes.

Perstorp’s Pevalen™ receives ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®

Perstorp - October 11, 2016 - Perstorp, a leading provider of PVC plasticizers and other specialty chemicals, has been awarded ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® for its Pevalen™ (pentaerythritol tetravalerate or PETV) true non-phthalate plasticizer. This certifies that Pevalen can be used in sustainable textile production and verifies that using Pevalen™ in textiles has no harmful effects on human health or the environment.

Perstorp’s Akestra™ compliant for food-contact use in EU

Perstorp’s Akestra™ compliant for food-contact use in EU. (Photo: Perstorp)Perstorp - September 14, 2016 - The key monomer in Perstorp’s Akestra™ thermoplastic copolyester has been added to (EU) 10/2011 by the European Commission. This means that all components in Akestra™ are now on the list of authorized substances for food contact use which proves that Akestra™ is fully safe for use in food packaging.

Winners of Perstorp Open Innovation Challenge are announced

Finalists presenting to Perstorp leadership team.
(Photo: Perstorp)Perstorp - June 22, 2016 - Perstorp, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is today announcing the winner in its Innovation Challenge, a competition launched in September 2015 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its unique Capa™ caprolactone thermoplastic materials. The purpose of the contest was to crowdsource ideas for creatively applying Capa™ Thermoplastic to address future challenges in this ever-changing world.

Announcing three Innovation Challenge finalists

Kashyap and Chintan Gohel.
(Photo: Perstorp)Perstorp - May 3, 2016 - Perstorp, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is today announcing the three finalists in its Innovation Challenge, a competition launched in September 2015 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its unique Capa™ caprolactone thermoplastic materials.

Perstorp showcases sustainable and high performing formulation solutions at the American Coatings Show

Perstorp showcases sustainable and high performing formulation solutions at the American Coatings Show. (Photo: Shutterstock)Perstorp - April 12, 2016 - Perstorp, the Swedish specialty chemicals company, with a production plants in Toledo Ohio, and a world-leading provider of low-VOC coating solutions, is showcasing its commitment to the American market at the American Coatings Show 2016, April 12-14, in Indianapolis. Visitors to the Perstorp stand will find a comprehensive package of raw material and additive solutions for a wide range of coating types. At booth 2855, Perstorp is highlighting products that enhance performance, sustainability and safety.

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