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Perstorp highlights strength of its Capa caprolactone polyols

March 02/2015

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Perstorp, pioneer in formalin chemistry, plastics and surface materials, this year is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its broad Capa portfolio, which comprises grades with varying molecular weights and levels of functionality, as per the company's press release.

Thus, Perstorp's Capa caprolactone polyols range continues to mature and grow.

Perstorp is the world market leader in caprolactone technology, with the greatest capacity and by far the widest range of caprolactone polyester polyols. It has a strong focus on the further development of the caprolactone market.

"We have a strong and long-lasting commitment to the polyurethanes industry through our Capa range," says Stephen Lewis, BU Vice President for Perstorps Capa business. "We recently substantially increased our production capacity for caprolactone monomer, and last year we commissioned a new pilot plant. I think that is a forceful indication of our dedication to this product and its derivatives, which find numerous uses in polyurethanes, especially in CASE applications (Coatings/Adhesives/Sealants/Elastomers). In addition, Perstorp is also emphasizing its offer of Tin free caprolactone polyols and thermoplastics as well as the low acid and narrow polydispersity polyols."

Capa caprolactone polyols are easy to process and apply, and can help formulators and processors increase output while reducing their use of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). Their low processing temperatures in particular ensure speed and efficiency as well as reduced energy costs. They enhance various properties in polyurethanes, especially resistance to wear and abrasion, to hydrolysis, to oils and solvents, to high and low temperatures, and to weathering.

For polyurethane adhesives, Capa polyols can be used in waterborne, solvent-based and hot melt types. They yield low viscosity adhesives that create strong bonds even to difficult substrates under demanding conditions such as high humidity.

Liquid poly-functional Capa grades for castable elastomers give very high resistance to cold-flex fatigue, as well as improved compression set and tear strength. Linear polycaprolactone diols with consistent and narrow molecular weight distribution, consistent reactivity and low viscosity meet the demands of the thermoplastic polyurethane producers supplying materials for seals, gaskets, and other industrial applications.

As MRC wrote before, in 2013, Perstorp launched Pevalen as a non-phthalate plasticizer meeting market demand in sensitive applications. Pevalen is a plasticizer based on well-proven, reliable chemistry. As a non-phthalate plasticizer alternative it does not compromise performance in any way. In fact performance is equal to or better than other plasticizers used today.

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.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, soft compounds, poliuretan, elastotermoplast, adhesives, textile, paints and coatings.
Category:General News
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