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Perstorp at UTECH Asia/PU China'14: to Present Key Benefits of Capa™ Polyols

Published on 2014-09-04. Author : SpecialChem

Perstorp, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, such as Capa™, will be highlighting at UTECH Asia/PU China 2014 its growing commitment to China as the company’s production platform in Zibo is being expanded to include a new Neopentyl Glycol (Neo) plant. The investment represents a triumph of Chinese and Swedish engineering not only in the production of high quality Neo, but in terms of plant and environmental safety.

Moreover, Perstorp in China has also re-enforced its sales organization in order to better meet local customer needs. As a well-established brand in the Chinese market for more than 25 years, Perstorp has been producing TMP (Trimethylolpropane) in China since 2008.

Capa™ - the unique performance and property enhancer

Perstorp stand N2-133 at UTECH Asia/PU China 2014 will focus on the innovative developments and key benefits of the company’s extensive range of caprolactones, marketed as Capa™ – the unique performance and property enhancer. Perstorp has over 50 grades of Capa™ available in the Asian market.

Capa™ is a very versatile specialty polyol, with a focus on demanding TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane), polyurethane coatings and cast elastomer applications such as automotive seals and gaskets, synthetic leather and textile coatings, and wheels and rollers.

Capa™ polycaprolactones are flexible and versatile in both product applications and production. It offers excellent mechanical properties and easy processing for faster cycle times in injection molding. They also possess low viscosity, resulting in improved processability and lower VOC levels together with improved UV and chemical resistance.

Growing commitment to the Chinese and Asian market

Dr Bob Wasson, Perstorp Sales & Business Development Director Asia, BU Caprolactones, says: “Perstorp is the world leader in caprolactones, both in terms of global capacity as well as the scientific development of this versatile and unique polyol technology. We continue to view China and Asia-Pacific as strong and developing growth markets for our polyurethane offer.”

Dr Wasson adds: “Our new expanded sales organization in China gives us a specialized technical resource dedicated to Perstorp's specialty offering in order to meet the needs in the emerging specialty PU market in China.”

About Perstorp

From being a small Swedish family business Perstorp has grown into one among the world leading specialty chemicals Groups with about 1,500 employees and manufacturing units in Asia, Europe and North America. Annual turnover in 2012 was more than 10 billion SEK. The Perstorp Group is controlled by the French private equity fund PAI partners since 2005. The specialty chemicals Perstorp produces are added to a wide range of products used every day at home, work or leisure. Customers are in the coatings, plastic processing and automotive industries — as well as construction and engineering, the agricultural sector and many more. Good products are made even better by providing certain planned and desired characteristics.

Source: Perstorp

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