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Perstorp now offers lowest carbon footprint for base polyols

Perstorp now offers lowest carbon footprint for base polyols
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Sweden’s specialty chemical company Perstorp has launched new grades for two base polyols that are now available with 100% renewable, mass-balanced carbon content. 

With the addition of these new grades, Perstorp said it now offers the industry’s lowest product carbon footprint for each of their base polyols (TMP, Neo, Penta). This marks an exciting milestone that enables future-proofing by phasing out virgin fossil raw materials for a wide range of applications in the market segments of resins, coatings, and synthetic lubricants, the company said.

‘’As businesses and end-consumers wish to reduce their carbon footprint, the demand for chemical products based on sustainable raw materials increases continuously,’’ said Jenny Klevås, global marketing director at Perstorp. ‘’Since nearly all manufactured goods rely on chemical products, we have the opportunity to make a great positive impact and it makes us proud to add two products to our portfolio that can help customers meet their CO2 targets and produce more sustainable products.’’  

These products will have a negative carbon footprint at the Perstorp gate, when you include the biogenic CO2 uptake from the renewable raw materials. Based on a traceable mass-balance concept, Neeture™ N100 (neopentyl glycol) and Evyron™ T100 (trimethylolpropane) are designed to reduce the carbon footprint throughout the value chain and to support the sustainable sourcing of renewable and recycled raw materials.

Neeture™ and Evyron™, along with all Perstorp’s Pro-Environment products are certified according to the sustainability certification system ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification). ISCC PLUS provides companies, brand owners, and consumers the assurance that high sustainability requirements are met. The products, the mass balance, as well as the annually updated and audited product carbon footprint calculations are all ISCC PLUS certified. 

PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), Malaysia´s leading integrated chemicals provider and part of the state-owned oil and gas company PETRONAS, acquired Perstorp in October 2022.