Perstorp expands capacity for renewable polyols
Perstorp is increasing the effective annual Penta production capacity at its Bruchhausen/Arnsberg plant in Germany by 12.5 %. The Penta polyols are used in resins for coatings in the building and construction and steel works industry, from architectural wood to marine paints. The plant has successfully obtained the ISCC PLUS International Sustainability Carbon Certification, which is said to be an important milestone in the company’s ambitious Pro-Environment quest to become Finite Material Neutral. The expansion work at the Bruchhausen site started in June 2018 and is well on track for completion in May 2019.
The Arnsberg Bruchhausen plant will produce the renewable polyols Voxtar (Penta), Charmor Pro for intumescent coatings and Holtac Pro for lead free PVC. Together with the company’s Stenungsund and Perstorp sites in Sweden, Bruchhausen is now a part of Perstorp’s strategic shift from fossil to renewable raw materials and energy.
Perstorp said that with the launch of Voxtar, back in 2010, it was the industry’s first supplier to launch a renewable Penta. In 2018, the Pro-Environment Polyols were honored with a Frost & Sullivan European Bio-Based Materials Product Leadership Award.