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

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.

Perstorp enables customers to commercialize innovative polyurethane solutions faster

Perstorp’s facility in Warrington, United Kingdom. (Photo: Perstorp)Perstorp - April 6, 2016 - Perstorp is the market leader in caprolactone products, bringing over 40 years of experience to the market. Its unique production process developed over many years provides caprolactones with improved properties and exceptional consistency that enable durable and long-lasting polyurethane products. Increased demand for high performance polyurethanes has led Perstorp to embark on numerous initiatives in preparation for future customer needs. These initiatives include an investment in a fully equipped application lab; recruitment of expert resources to further support customer development and collaboration; and signing of a distribution partnership with Nexeo Solutions to increase speed of Perstorp products to the market.

New advantages emerging for Perstorp’s Pevalen™ plasticizer for close to consumer applications

Graph shows the amount of smoke given off from different flexible PVC formulations in the Cone Calorimeter. Formulations containing 50 phr of Pevalen™ give off much less smoke than formulations containing the same amount of a competing plasticizer, DINP. The difference is even more significant when formulations of the same softness are compared (less Pevalen™ is needed than DINP to produce the same softness). (Graphic: Perstorp)Perstorp - March 31, 2016 - An increasing number of flexible PVC producers and users are taking advantage of the excellent processability and performance characteristics of Pevalen™, the non-phthalate general-purpose plasticizer from Perstorp for close-to-consumer applications. Now, new research indicates that they may have another reason to choose Pevalen™—for its flame retardant properties.

Perstorp reinforces high performance coating systems for harsh infrastructural environments at MECS 2016

Perstorp reinforces high performance coating systems for harsh infrastructural environments at MECS 2016. (Photos: Perstorp)Perstorp - March 14, 2016 - Important industrial developments across the Middle East and African (MEAF) region benefit from coatings that protect pipework and other structures against the strong sun, chemicals and abrasion. MEAF countries are showing an increasing interest in protecting infrastructure and buildings against fire and this is boosting the demand for intumescent coatings. Perstorp, the Swedish specialty chemicals company, will highlight its long-term commitment to the Middle East market at the upcoming Middle East Coatings Show 2016 in Dubai this coming March.

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