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Perstorp investing in plasticizer future in Europe

May 27/2014
MOSCOW (MRC) -- The Perstorp Group, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will be focusing on its innovative plasticizer product range at PLASTPOL 2014. Considerable recent investments have enabled Perstorp to achieve best-in-class cost competitiveness for its general-purpose plasticizers, such as Emoltene100, according to Plastemart.

These investments have also included the development and launch of an exciting new polyolester plasticizer Pevalen aimed at sensitive applications.

Perstorps strategic positioning in Europe as a leading and forward thinking supplier of plasticizers is underlined by its recent major investments in Stenungsund, Sweden. The company is the only major European player in the plasticizers segment that is building fully integrated capacity at this time.

According to Jerker Olsson, Perstorps VP Business Unit Oxo: "We will soon have one of the most competitive plasticizer production platforms in Europe, and PLASTPOL 2014 is a perfect opportunity to present our plasticizer range to the growing and increasingly important East European plastic materials market."

This is the first time that Perstorp will be exhibiting at PLASTPOL and its main focus will be on Emoltene 100, a well-established high performance plasticizer for primarily outdoor use, and Pevalen a new innovative high performance polyolester plasticizer for close-to-consumer applications.

Emoltene100 (DPHP) is a high molecular weight phthalate, general-purpose plasticizer with a solid health and safety profile. The REACH sunset date for the four low molecular weight phthalates has triggered increased demand for Emoltene100 as a non-classified alternative. Its low volatility gives it an unbeatable performance compared to other general-purpose plasticizers making it the plasticizer of choice for the cable and wire industry. It is also important for roofing membranes, tarpaulins, swimming pool liners and various automotive applications.

The recently launched Pevalen is a high performance polyolester plasticizer designed for sensitive applications.

Plasticizers are a vital component in soft PVC plastics where durability and flexibility are important properties - in flooring, artificial leathers, tarpaulins, toys, automotive interiors, and cables. Currently Pevalen is in the process of obtaining food contact approval.

Perstorp is one of the world leaders in various sectors of the specialty chemicals market, it's pioneer in formalin chemistry, plastics and surface materials. Perstorp was founded in 1881 and is controlled by PAI partners,a major European private equity company. The company has around 1,500 employees in with 22 production plants in Europe, Asia and North America.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:Europe, PVC, soft compounds, car components, flooring, adhesives, toys.
Category:General News
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