Perstorp announces production capacity increase for 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid (2-EHA)

Malmö June 2, 2021 - Perstorp will substantially expand its production capacity of 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid (2-EHA) from 2022, to meet increasing market needs. The investment and expansion are within the framework of Perstorp’s existing production plants and implementation has already started.

2-EHA is one of the flagship products of the Perstorp Group, which has the largest 2-EHA production capacity in the world. 2-EHA, a colorless liquid with one carboxylic group based on a C8 carbon chain, is widely used in esters for PVB film plasticizers and synthetic lubricants. It is also used in the production of metal soaps for paint driers, in automotive coolants and PVC stabilizers. Other application areas include wood preservatives, catalysts for polyurethane and pharmaceuticals.

“As industries are recovering and adjusting to the ongoing pandemic, demand for 2-EHA has increased significantly in the past two quarters, indicating an increased demand for high quality raw materials. We have continued to successfully serve our customers with 2-EHA and are now investing in this expansion to meet future needs,” says Betty Lu, Vice President Business Management Oxo at Perstorp.

Sam Chia, Business Manager at Perstorp adds, “We see that the market development for several applications where 2-EHA is crucial requires that we respond with an increased production capacity. We are already in the implementation phase and in just over six months from now we expect to offer more 2-EHA to the market than today.”

Perstorp also recently launched 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid Pro, a partly renewable version of 2-EHA where 25% of the product is based on renewable raw materials, based on the mass balance concept that applies physical and chemical traceability. 2-EHA Pro is one of several products in Perstorp’s Pro-Environment portfolio that are all ISCC PLUS certified and designed to help customers reduce their carbon footprint.

To learn more about 2-EHA, please find more information here.

More information about 2-EHA Pro and Perstorp’s Pro-Environment portfolio can be found here.

Facts about how Perstorp applies the traceable mass balance concept are available here.

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Founded in Sweden in 1881, Perstorp’s focused innovation builds on 140 years of experience, representing a complete chain of solutions in organic chemistry, process technology and application development. Perstorp has approximately 1,350 employees and manufacturing units in Asia, Europe and North America. Net sales in 2020 amounted to 9.2 billion SEK.

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