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.

“We are very proud to have received this important independent certification!” says Håkan Björnberg, Perstorp’s VP of Innovation. “It confirms that Perstorp is on track with its ambitions to create safe and sustainable solutions.”

”Along with a continuously increasing demand for Pevalen™ because of its non-phthalate nature, we have also seen an increased demand for OEKO-TEX® certification from the coated fabrics industry,” Björnberg notes. “This certificate assures customers requiring a high-performance non-phthalate plasticizer for their PVC coated textiles that Pevalen™ is the choice for them.” Perstorp is the first company to introduce PETV to the market.

Perstorp representatives will be discussing Pevalen™—and other sustainable innovations for the plastics industry — at K 2016, on the stand of the company’s distribution partner Nordmann, Rassmann in Hall 8b (stand H29).

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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 2015 amounted to more than SEK 11 billion. Discover your winning formula at


OEKO-TEX® Association offers a portfolio of products and services for sustainable textile production. Its latest product, ECO PASSPORT, enables manufacturers of textile processing chemicals and chemical compounds to transparently confirm that their products meet the criteria for environmentally responsible textile production. Pevalen™ is the first product produced in Sweden to gain this certification.

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