28 Nov 2018
Perstorp announces production capacity increase for Di-Penta, securing future growth
- Production output increased with up to 40%
- Expansion in the Perstorp site production line
- The Di-Penta market has been steadily growing the last 10 years and is expected to continue to grow
Malmö November 28, 2018 - Perstorp has increased capacity of di-pentaerythritol i.e. Di-Penta with 40% at site Perstorp. This is a result of improved efficiency and debottlenecking at all Di-Penta producing sites.
Di-Penta is used in a vast number of applications such as UV cured coatings, synthetic lubricants, high solids alkyd coatings, fire resistant Charmor™ coatings and lead-free PVC stabilizers. Di-Penta brings properties such as a thermo-stability, UV-stability, weather-, chemical- and scratch resistance. It’s also a very important raw material in many environmentally friendly applications.
As the largest global producer of Di-Penta, leading specialty chemicals company Perstorp, is working on all fronts to meet the increased customer demand of Di-Penta and the performance it offers. Since years back the entire industry has suffered from shortages in the Di-Penta market. To secure product availability Perstorp has worked to maximize Di-Penta production capacity which now has resulted in a capacity increase and a fully available product.
Kent Hamacek, Product Manager, Advanced Polyols & Formates says “We strongly believe in Di-Penta and will work hard to continue to grow with our customers and customer’s customer, bringing new and innovative solutions to market”.
The complete strategy to meet customer demand for Perstorp Di-Penta now and in the future also includes a number of innovation projects focused on application development for complementary solutions.
To learn more about Di-Penta or Perstorp’s other resins, please click here.
Perstorp Holding AB
SE-211 20 Malmö
+46 435 380 00
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