05/12/2011

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Perstorp increases polyol capacity with investment in China

Planned to be up and running during the second half of 2012, the new capacity will be established through the company's joint venture Shandong Fufeng Perstorp Chemical Co., Ltd. "The investment is driven by the increased demand for neopentyl glycol in Asia, but specifically in China, and will amount to 40,000 t/year. The Chinese market is rapidly growing thanks to an increased awareness of the environmental benefits of powder coatings, the main application for neopentyl glycol”, says Mats Olofsson, Vice President Resin Intermediates. Neopentyl glycol is increasingly being used in environmentally friendly powder coatings for architectural applications, domestic appliances, transportation and automotive applications and general industrial applications. New application areas are being developed, like powder coatings curing at lower temperatures, giving good opportunities for the future. The company is currently producing the polyalcohol in its production facility in Perstorp, Sweden.

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