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13. July 2018

Perstorp offers new pro-environment polyol grades

Perstorp, who was the first to introduce pro-environment polyols (Voxtar) and also has a strong portfolio of acids for synthetic lubricants, is now extending its market lead with the introduction of several new pro-environment grades for polyol esters (POE) and lubricant producers. With no loss in efficiency, safety or other performance criteria these pro-environment polyols give POE formulators an instant opportunity to sharpen their sustainability profile, so the company. This environmental advantage can then be passed on to customers and through the lubricant value chain.

Going pro-environmental can make a big difference to our planet. (Source: Perstorp)

Going pro-environmental can make a big difference to our planet. (Source: Perstorp)

The new range of pro-environment polyols includes renewable and part renewable grades of Penta, TMP and Neo under the product brands Voxtar, Evyron and Neeture. These three new pro-environment polyols are chemically identical to the existing fossil-based polyols and therefore switching is easy and risk-free. As drop-in solutions, they immediately make a sustainable impact on polyol ester base oils achieving significant environmental savings, on top of the opportunity to make the switch away from fossil-based mineral oils, so the company. Perstorp is keen to support POE producers to go the route of pro-environment polyols by offering support in fine-tuning formulations that are engineered to meet specific performance criteria.

Andreas Nilsson, Market Segment Manager for Synthetic Lubricants at Perstorp highlights: “Perstorp already has the largest portfolio of polyols for synthetic lubricants. The addition of our new Pro-Environment Polyols gives POE producers the opportunity to improve their sustainability profile overnight”.

Making a sustainable difference

Converting fossil based polyols to renewable polyols can and will make a significant difference to our planet. The potential to reduce the carbon footprint of the polyol part of POEs by up to 80 % makes a substantial contribution to POE and lubricant producers’ sustainability profiles. Consumer pressure and OEMs desire to sharpen their environmental profile means that POE formulators can now differentiate their products environmentally as well as on performance. Switching to pro-environment polyols is good for business, and good for the planet. These renewable and part renewable polyols by Perstorp are all ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) certified under the Mass Balance concept, which confirms sustainable sourcing and the contribution towards CO2 reduction of the certified molecules.

Partnering for a more sustainable future

Perstorp currently devotes 80 % of its R&D resources to finding innovative sustainable solutions, and all its Swedish plants will be running solely on renewable electricity in 2018. The new pro-environment polyols are part of the company’s “we only have one planet” initiative as expressed by Jan Secher, CEO Perstorp Group: “Perstorp’s new pro-environment portfolio is a great example of how we intend to work towards our ambition to become Finite Material Neutral. It’s a tough ambition, but we have to do it. There is no plan B because we only have one planet.”


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