Perstorp boosts its production capacity of di-pentaerythritol by 40%
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Perstorp boosts its production capacity of di-pentaerythritol by 40%

Perstorp has increased its production capacity for di-pentaerythritol, or Di-Penta, which is used in a vast number of applications, including in synthetic lubricants. The 40% capacity increase is a result of improved efficiency and debottlenecking at all Di-Penta producing sites.

The industry has suffered from shortages in the Di-Penta market for many years. To ensure product availability, Perstorp has worked to maximise Di-Penta production capacity, which now has resulted in a capacity increase.

Di-pentaerythritol is an important raw material for many environmentally friendly applications. Di-pentaerythritol improves properties in radiation curing monomers, synthetic lubricants and high solids alkyds. Di-Penta brings properties such as a thermo-stability, UV-stability, weather-, chemical- and scratch resistance.

As the largest global producer of Di-Penta, specialty chemicals company Perstorp based in Malmo, Sweden, has been working on all fronts to meet the increased customer demand for Di-Penta and the performance it offers.

“We strongly believe in Di-Penta and will work hard to continue to grow with our customers and customer’s customer, bringing new and innovative solutions to market,” says Kent Hamacek, product manager, Advanced Polyols & Formates.

The complete strategy to meet customer demand for Perstorp Di-Penta now and in the future also includes a number of innovative projects focused on application development for complementary solutions.

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