The launch is a response to the fast growing global need for more sustainable coatings, resins and synthetic lubricants to mention a few. This means that Perstorp is the only chemical company in the world to offer all three essential polyols Penta, TMP and Neo in both traditional and renewable forms.
World’s first renewable Penta, known as Voxtar, was launched in 2010. It can reduce carbon footprint by up to 80 percent compared to fossil alternatives. The addition of two new innovative products –Evyron (partly renewable TMP) and Neeture (partly renewable Neo) – will give Perstorp’s customers a clear market advantage in creating pro-environmental low carbon footprint products.
"The time is right to add two new renewable polyols," said Anna Berggren, Global Market Segment Manager for Resins at Perstorp. "The market demand for bio-based material is rapidly increasing due to a strong focus on sustainable chemistry and renewable raw materials."
Committed to the pro-environmental walk
Perstorp’s commitment to sustainability runs deep in the company led by CEO Jan Secher.
"Sustainability is in the core of everything we do which also makes it a perfect strategic fit," Secher said.
Perstorp’s new pro-environment portfolio is a great example of how they intend to work towards their 2030 ambition to become Finite Material Neutral.
“It is a tough ambition but we have to do it. There is no plan B, because we only have one planet,” said Secher.
Currently Perstorp is devoting 80 percent of its R&D resources to finding new sustainable solutions and in addition, all Perstorp Swedish plants will switch to using only renewable electricity in 2018.
"With the new pro-environment products we are launching at China Coat, we are reaffirming that we believe our molecules can change things for the better," the CEO said.
Good for business and good for the environment
The two new Pro-Environment Polyols – Evyron and Neeture – complete the portfolio of the three essential polyols in renewable options. The new portfolio is based on a certified mass balance concept. Mass balance is about mixing fossil and renewable in the same existing systems but keeping track of their quantities and allocating them to specific products. This ensures that the quality and performance of the molecules are exactly the same giving customers a real go-pro-environmental choice.
Perstorp’s Pro-Environment Polyols are all ISCC certified which among other things ensures a traceability of the bio-based raw material back to its country of origin.
“The bio-based material in our products is sustainably sourced and I am proud to say that Perstorp launches world´s first portfolio of renewable polyols," Berggren said. "And even better, they will also be the first to become ISCC certified.”
Sales of the Pro-Environment Polyols will start Jan. 1st, 2018.
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