Perstorp's capacity expansion for pentaerythritol at Arnsberg, Germany, to go on-stream in May

The expansion of Perstorp's ISCC PLUS certified production site at Arnsberg, Germany, strengthens the company's security of supply to meet the growing demand for Voxtar pentaerythritol from renewable sources.

Malmo: As the global demand for Pentaerythritol ("Penta") keeps growing, Perstorp is increasing the effective annual Penta productioncapacity at its Bruchhausen/Arnsberg plant in Germany by 12.5%. The Penta polyols are widely used in resins for coatings in the building & construction and steel works industry, from architectural wood to marine paints.

"Our plant has successfully obtained the ISCC (International Sustainability Carbon Certification) PLUS, an important milestone in Perstorp's ambitious Pro-Environment quest to become Finite-Material-Neutral. The expansion work at Site Bruchhausen started in June 2018 and is well on track for completion in May," confirms Ulrika Andersson, EVP Business Area Specialty Polyols & Solutions at Perstorp. She supplemented, "The added capacity and ISCC site certification at Bruchhausen as well as introducing Voxtar production in Bruchhausen will significantly extend Voxtar's supply security, thus ensuring a continued security to meet our customers' increased Pro- Environment Polyols demand", Ulrika concludes. Together with the Company's Stenungsund and Perstorp sites in Sweden, Bruchhausen is now a part of Perstorp's strategic shift from fossil to renewable raw materials and energy . The independent third-party ISCC certified products comes with a Proof of Sustainability-Document, which states the products' contribution to sustainable sourcing according to the certified mass balance system.

"With Voxtar, back in Yr. 2010, we were the industry's first supplier to launch a renewable Penta," says Jan Secher, President and CEO of Perstorp. He continued, "In Yr. 2018, our Pro-Environment Polyols was honored with a Frost & Sullivan European Bio-Based Materials Product Leadership Award. This Leadership Award, the recent ISCC Certification of our Bruchhausen site, and the addition of three new Pro-Environment families as well as full suite of Services underscores our committed support for advancing the circular economy. We offer this support through a shift towards the derivation of raw materials from renewable and waste sources."