Perstorp and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical has announced the signing of a distribution
agreement for the new copolyesters and key raw material. Through this agreement,
Perstorp is the exclusive distributor of the innovative copolyester under its
own brand Akestra in Europe.
This strategic partnership will enable developing the market for these new
high heat resistant and durable copolyesters in Europe, addressing the demand
for safer and superior thermoplastics.
"We are very pleased to collaborate with MGC for developing the market of
this next generation of amorphous highly transparent co-polyesters," says David
James, Market Development Manager. "There is strong need in substituting other
thermoplastics like polycarbonate due to safety and environmental concern and
Akestra can be seen as a viable alternative. Its unique set of properties also
make it attractive for developing new applications and substituting other
materials like glass and polymers with improved performance, durability, lighter
weight, and with low energy consumption for processing. On longer term, thanks
to our key integrated technologies in Europe, the ambition is to establish
jointly the most competitive production platform in Europe for the raw material
used in these copolyesters"