Perstorp launches world’s first portfolio of renewable polyols


In response to the fast-growing global need for more sustainable coatings, resins and synthetic lubricants, Perstorp has developed a portfolio of renewable alternatives to the essential polyols Pentaerythritol (Penta), Trimethylolpropane (TMP), and Neopentyl glycol (Neo). The portfolio will be globally launched at China Coat.

sPerstorp is the first and only chemical company in the world to offer all three essential polyols - Penta, TMP and Neo - in both traditional and renewable forms.
The world’s first renewable Penta, known as Voxtar, was launched in 2010, offering a carbon footprint that is up to 80% 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.

Anna Berggren, Global Market Segment Manager for Resins at Perstorp noted that “the time is right to add two new renewable polyols”. She said market demand for bio-based material is rising rapidly due to a strong focus on sustainable chemistry and renewable raw materials. Moreover, the new polyols are all ISCC certified, ensuring, among other things, full traceability of the bio-based raw material back to its country of origin. Berggren emphasised that the biobased material in the products is sustainably sourced.

CEO Jan Secher added” “This launch is a great achievement and I’m very proud of the engagement from our employees. It’s clear that we are looking to make a difference. Sustainability is in the core of everything we do which also makes it a perfect strategic fit.”

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,” Jan continued.

Currently Perstorp is devoting 80% 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”, Jan concluded.

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.

Sales of the Pro-Environment Polyols will start January 1st, 2018.