Sweden: Product Line Expansion Perstorp to Increase Output of Di-Penta by 40 Percent

Editor: Alexander Stark

Perstorp has increased capacity of di-pentaerythritol i.e. Di-Penta by 40 %. This was a result of improved efficiency and debottlenecking at all Di-Penta producing sites, the company announced.

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Di-Penta in Synthetich lubricants.
Di-Penta in Synthetich lubricants.
(Source: Perstorp)

Malmö/Sweden — Di-Penta is used in a vast number of applications such as UV cured coatings, synthetic lubricants, high solids alkyd coatings, fire resistant Charmor coatings and lead-free PVC stabilizers. Di-Penta brings properties such as a thermo-stability, UV-stability, weather-, chemical- and scratch resistance. It’s also a very important raw material in many environmentally friendly applications.

Since years the entire industry has suffered from shortages in the Di-Penta market. To secure product availability the specialty chemicals company has worked to maximize Di-Penta production capacity which now has resulted in a capacity increase and a fully available product.

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