Perstorp, Sweden -- Recent acquisitions "have transformed Perstorp into a key-supplier for the entire PU chain," the company said in an 8 Mar statement.
These acquisitions, in isocyanates, caprolactones and isophthalic acid,mean Perstorp has "significantly strengthened its portfolio for PUcoatings," the group said. In combination with its existing polyols,the extended product range gives synergies in sales, production anddevelopment, Perstorp stressed.
Perstorp will present its comprehensive product range for polyurethane coatings and discuss its strategy for PU users with visitors at the American Coatings Show 2010, to be held 13-15 April 2010 in Charlotte, Virginia (stand 2733).
"Perstorp and the acquired businesses share many customers in the polyurethane coatings and adhesives sector that can now benefit from a stronger product range," said Eric Aubay, vice president HDI & Derivatives, in the company statement.
At the US coatings show, Perstorp will show this extended portfolio, and demonstrate the "many performance benefits, processing enhancements and innovation capacities available to PU formulators," Aubay added, noting that recent products represent some key environmental benefits, with a key strategy for the group being "to develop alternative environmentally friendly technologies."
Perstorp also noted that the US is a key market, where it has a tailored offering,including dedicated teams and a distribution network, as well as twofacilities -- in Toledo, Ohio, and Freeport, Texas.
Strategically important additions to Perstorp's portfolio include isocyanates and polycaprolactones. Isocyanates are used as hardeners in coatings and elastomers, in foam products with major markets such as automotive (OEM & refinish), industrial maintenance, plastic & wood coatings, transport, aerospace, coil & can coatings, leather finishing and adhesives.
Perstorp recently announced plans to increase capacity HDI (hexamethylene diisocyanate) derivatives in Europe and in China.
The Swedish group is the world's largest supplier of caprolactones and derivatives. These speciality polyester polyols are typically used as the soft segment in a wide range of high performance PUs, giving benefits including ease of processing and improved product performance such as good hydrolytic stability, excellent tear strength and consistent reactivity.
A significant investment is enabling Perstorp to double capacity at its Warrington, UK site for caprolactones.
At the American Coatings Show 2010 Perstorp will highlight:
Tolonate aliphatic polyisocyanates which it claims provide exceptional durability, outstanding chemical resistance and mechanical properties to high-performance PU coatings.
Charmor essential components of intumescent coatings that create a superior char barrier to insulate steel and wooden structures in the event of a fire. The coatings protect lives and property by significantly reducing the rate of temperature rise and delaying or even avoiding structural collapses, Perstorp said.
Easaqua self-emulsifiable polyisocyanates for crosslinking waterborne PU coatings, based on a unique patented technology.