It will make flexible PVC an even more attractive choice of plastic, based on a significantly lower carbon footprint versus competing materials and technologies.
Pevalen Pro improves the sustainability of PVC without compromise on quality and performance.
“Brand owners and consumers are searching for new plastics and materials with an improved sustainable profile and low carbon footprint. We believe that flexible PVC with Pevalen Pro is the perfect combination, being a high-performance product with a significantly better environmental footprint," said Jenny Klevås, Perstorp market segment manager for the polyol ester plasticizer platform.
Plasticizers are essential to flexible PVC, and the environmental attractiveness of PVC can be significantly increased by using the right plasticizer. It is in this context that Pevalen Pro has been developed to unlock further pro-environmental gains.
Perstorp launched Pevalen, a true non-phthalate plasticizer in 2014 as a premium performance alternative to phthalates, especially in sensitive and close-to-people applications where health concerns were and are in focus. Pevalen provides PVC producers with not only a cost-effective but also a low environmental impact solution, due to its:
- Plasticizing efficiency;
- Faster processing;
- Low volatility;
- High UV stability;
- Unbeatable softness
Pevalen Pro has the same high quality and guarantees equivalent performance as Pevalen as it is the identical molecule. Therefore, it can be used as a direct replacement, making a product switch very easy. The renewable grades are made under the Mass Balance concept and backed by third-party ISCC Certification, which guarantees that the bio-based input is sustainably sourced and lives up to the requirements set for a more liveable future.
“Pevalen Pro is another important step on our journey to becoming Finite Material Neutral, and with Pevalen Pro we can help our customers to make high-performance sustainable PVC products," Klevås said.
Perstorp plans to make Pevalen Pro available on the market by the end of 2019.