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Perstorp launches world’s first portfolio of renewable polyols

The world’s first renewable pentaerythritol (Penta) was launched by Sweden-headed specialty chemical producer Perstorp Group in 2010. The addition of two new polyols with up to 50 percent bio-based content; Evyron, a trimethylolpropane (TMP), and Neeture, a neopentyl glycol (Neo) completes the world's first portfolio of the three essential polyols in renewable options and brings the company one step closer towards becoming "Finite Material Neutral" by 2030.

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Polyols, compounds with multiple hydroxyl functional groups available for organic reactions, are used in a wide range of chemical products such as resins, coatings, synthetic lubricants, rosin esters, liquid polyesters, powder polyesters, aviation turbine oils, transformer oils, and refrigeration lubricants (photo courtesy Perstorp).

Launched at the China Coat trade show, Perstorp’s new “pro-environment” products are one step towards the company’s 2030 ambition to become “Finite Material Neutral”.

This launch is a great achievement and I’m very proud of the engagement of our employees. It’s clear that we are looking to make a difference. Sustainability is at the core of everything we do which also makes it a perfect strategic fit. With the launch, we are reaffirming that we believe our molecules can change things for the better, said Jan Secher, CEO of Perstorp Group.

Currently, Perstorp is devoting 80 percent of its R&D resources to finding new sustainable solutions and all Perstorp Swedish plants will switch to using only renewable electricity in 2018.

It is a tough ambition but we have to do it. There is no plan B because we only have one planet, Jan Secher said.

Good for business and good for the environment

The two new Pro-Environment Polyols – Evyron and Neeture – complete the portfolio of the three essential polyols in renewable options providing Perstorp’s customers with a clear market advantage in creating pro-environmental low carbon footprint products.

The time is right to add two new renewable polyols. The market demand for bio-based material is rapidly increasing due to a strong focus on sustainable chemistry and renewable raw materials, said Anna Berggren, Global Market Segment Manager for Resins at Perstorp.

The new portfolio is based on a certified mass balance concept that allows mixing fossil and renewable in the same existing systems by keeping track of their quantities and allocating them to specific products.

This ensures that the quality and performance of the molecules are exactly the same giving customers a real go-pro-environmental choice.

We are committed to our environmental responsibility as well as to helping our customers in their sustainable development. We are dedicated to our pro-environment products, giving prioritized supply for pro-environmental partners at all times, said Anna Berggren

Perstorp’s Pro-Environment Polyols are all International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) certified which among other things ensures a traceability of the bio-based raw material back to its country of origin.

The bio-based material in our products is sustainably sourced and I am proud to say that Perstorp launches world´s first portfolio of renewable polyols. And even better, they will also be the first to become ISCC certified, ended Bergren.

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