Visitors to ECS 2015 can look forward to the results of recent capacity expansions and acquisitions increasing Perstorp’s capability both to develop and produce new grades for specific customer applications and to ensure state-of-the-art production for established products. Also, to mark the 40th anniversary of its extensive Capa range for polyurethane (PU) coatings, formulators and producers will also be able to try out Perstorp’s new online Product Selector, designed to ease finding the right grade for a specific application from the strong portfolio.
Products making their European Coatings Show debut will include:
- A new addition to the Capa portfolio, Perstorp will launch Capa Lactide 8000 series partially renewable polyols for 2K and 1K industrial coatings. These new transparent liquid polyols are particularly suitable for production of high performance soft-touch coatings as well as coatings with enhanced adhesion to various substrates, and which require no solvents.
- The latest extension to Perstorp’s Oxymer range of polycarbonate diols for increased weatherability of polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) as well as castable and thermoplastic elastomers. New Oxymer HD types Oxymer HD56 and Oxymer HD112 are based on 1,6-hexane diol. The Oxymer HD range helps formulators to create products that withstand the toughest weather conditions, especially high temperatures and direct sunlight. Oxymer HD also provides high resistance to solvent degradation and yields polymers with high hardness, superior chemical resistance, good flexibility and excellent strength.
- Charmor PM40 Care, which provides the next development step in safe carbon source products for intumescent systems. It has a unique and unmatchable environmental profile, being based on renewable feedstocks. Charmor is the market-leading carbon source for intumescent coatings that preserves the integrity of steel structures when temperatures reach around 500°C in a fire.
Perstorp has also invested in new capacity for its Neopentyl Glycol essential building blocks for powder coatings and stoving enamels, demonstrating its long-standing commitment to the Chinese coatings market. Perstorp’s new capacity for Neo is now on-stream at an advanced facility in Zibo, China. Neo mainly goes into polyesters for powder coating resins, can & coil coatings as well as unsaturated polyester resins.
“Perstorp’s high-value specialty products and critical building blocks are trusted by customers in a wide range of markets, and we have ambitious plans to grow our business even further. We are concentrating on providing customers with improved performance while reducing where possible the environmental footprint of the supply chain, to deliver custom solutions that address both current and emerging industry trends, and facilitate innovation and differentiation,” said David James, Innovation Vice President for Perstorp’s Coatings & Resins.