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Perstorp Kick-starts Capa™ Polycaprolactone Pilot Plant in Warrington, UK

Published on 2014-03-10. Author : SpecialChem

Perstorp, one of the world's largest producer of caprolactones, is expanding its Capa™ polycaprolactone product line with the support of a new pilot plant.

The new pilot plant, based at Perstorp's production unit in Warrington, England, supports the continued expansion of the Capa™ polycaprolactone product line. It is intended to promote the commercialization of new Capa™ grades, including the expansion of the recently introduced co-polymer Capa™ lactide product line.

Elin Sohlberg, Site Manager at the production unit in Warrington, states: "The pilot plant will give us the long awaited ability to better support our customers' scale up activities".

The pilot plant has the capacity to produce up to 800-kgs per production batch, and will bridge the availability gap between lab-scale and full-plant reactor quantities. Perstorp is endeavoring to fill the pilot reactor with specific customer-focused polymer grades. Customers with potential requirements are advised to contact their Regional Sales Manager to discuss their application.

The pilot plant is the latest in a series of investments by Perstorp to support the Capa™ product line. The monomer plant capacity at Site Warrington was doubled in mid-2011, ending a 4-year global shortage of caprolactone products. Shortly thereafter the company invested in actions to debottleneck polyols production capacity.

About Perstorp

Perstorp's performance culture creates resource-efficient and environmentally sustainable solutions for business clients within selected niches of organic and polymer chemistry. It creates Winning Formulas that offer much more than innovative chemical solutions. It works hard to provide a competitive edge that can make all the difference to its clients' success.

Source: Perstorp

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