Sweden: Plastics Perstorp Signs Agreement with Alcoplast for Increasing Production of Pevalen Non-Phthalate Plasticizer
With this new collaboration, Perstorp aims to produce 50,000 tonnes per year and is also planning to increase the production beyond 100,000 tonnes in the future.
Malmö/Sweden – Perstorp has recently announced to substantially expand the production capacity of its non-phthalate polyester plasticizer Pevalen from 2019 onwards. To accomplish this Perstorp has entered into a long-term production agreement with Italian company Alcoplast. The new partnership more than doubles the current production capacity, bringing it in total to 50,000 tonnes per year and improving unit metrics due to the economies of scale.
Pevalen (pentaerythritol tetravalerate or Petv) is Perstorp’s high-performance, true non-phthalate plasticizer. It is the perfect choice for sensitive applications and products in direct human contact, e.g. toys and childcare products, apparel and accessories, sports & leisure products, automotive interiors or other indoor applications such as furniture, floors or wall coverings in both homes and public spaces. Pevalen has a unique performance not matched by any other available plasticizer with high plasticizing efficiency in combination with low migration and volatility.
Perstorp believes that the non-phthalate segment will continue to grow and that Pevalen will increasingly become a go-to choice for the segment. Plans for further investments to increase the production capacity of Pevalen beyond 100,000 tonnes are advancing and will be timed to meet future market demand.