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Perstorp’s New Lab to Enhance its Abilities for Two-component Polyurethane Systems

Published on 2016-04-07. Author : SpecialChem

Perstorp is one of the market leaders in caprolactone products, bringing over 40 years of experience to the market. Its unique production process developed over many years provides caprolactones with improved properties and exceptional consistency that enable durable and long-lasting polyurethane products. Increased demand for high performance polyurethanes has led Perstorp to embark on numerous initiatives in preparation for future customer needs. These initiatives include an investment in a fully equipped application lab; recruitment of expert resources to further support customer development and collaboration; and signing of a distribution partnership with Nexeo Solutions to increase speed of Perstorp products to the market.

Perstorp’s facility in Warrington, United Kingdom
Fig. 1: Perstorp’s facility
in Warrington, United Kingdom

“The new laboratory equipment and expert resources will enable our customers to work more closely with us as well as for us to better understand and support their future needs. Along with our recent investments in a pilot plant facility, this is an exciting way for us to develop solutions for the future together with our customers where they can shorten time to market with innovative products”, says Stephen Lewis, Vice President, Business Unit Capa™, Perstorp.

The new laboratory will further enhance its formulation capabilities for two-component polyurethane systems as well as pre-polymers for hot-cast elastomers. As a response to specific customer requests as well as general market trends for longer life and more durable polyurethanes, Perstorp is in the forefront of bringing these new innovative polyol technologies forward.

Caprolactone based polyurethanes are known for their exceptional properties in terms of durability and long-lasting performance. Capa™ polyols add value to the end-products by delivering qualities such as endurance and longevity. Capa™ provides cost savings for industrial parts where longer-lasting properties lead to lower maintenance and failure costs. The ability to perform in harsh conditions could also help build greater brand confidence for consumer products.

Perstorp signed a partnership with Nexeo Solutions last September. “This agreement has enabled us to work even closer with customers and help them increase speed to market”, says Robert Magro, Sales Director Americas, Perstorp. Nexeo Solutions is responsible for distributing the Capa™ product line in several United States regions.

“Our partnership with Perstorp is highly complementary to our polyurethane portfolio,” says Joey Gullion, VP End Market, Chemicals for Nexeo Solutions, “Our customers are appreciative of the quick sample turn-around time and access to product specialists from Perstorp.”

About Perstorp Group


The Perstorp Group, a trusted world industrial leader, places focused and market-driven. The company’s culture of performance builds on 130 years of experience and represents a complete chain of solutions in organic chemistry, process technology and application development. As one of the global leaders in high growth niches, such as powder and UV cured coatings, plasticizers, synthetic lubricants and grain preservation, Perstorp is committed to develop products providing essential properties to enhance the quality, performance and profitability of its customers’ products and processes. Perstorp has approximately 1,500 employees and manufacturing units in Asia, Europe and North America. Sales in 2014 amounted to more than SEK 11 billion.

Source: Perstorp

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