27/05/2014

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Perstorp investing in caprolactone technology for the PU market

[image_0]According to Perstorp, considerable investments between 2011 and 2014 have doubled the capacity for caprolactone production and substantially enhanced market and customer support making the company a world leader in this technology. Its Capa brand of performance enhancing caprolactones includes an extensive offer of Capa monomer, polyols and thermoplastics. The substantial investments in this product line will be particularly beneficial to the North American PU market, says Perstorp. Capa monomer worldwide capacity has been doubled, alongside greater capacity and availability of Capa polyols. The latest Capa investment has been the 2014 commissioning of a pilot plant to support customers' development needs. Customers will now be able to obtain development samples from 200 - 800 kg from this new facility, bridging the gap between lab-scale and full commercial quantities, says the manufacturer.Perstorp says its reputation as an innovative, high quality and reliable supplier has been further enhanced by its recent formation of a speciality products sales division in the new Specialties & Solutions Business Area. The S&S sales team is supported by Laboratory, Innovation and Business personnel and is designed to provide a rapid response to customer product development projects in the PU market. This knowledgeable support enables the company to actively work with both the customer's business and technical people, helping them to improve their products and processes and to increase their sales by modification of existing Capa grades or through the development of entirely new Capa products, says Perstorp.

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