By David Reed, UT consulting editor
Perstorp, Sweden-Perstorp AB, a leading maker of specialty chemicals including polyols for the polyurethanes sector, has selected Lawrence Industries of Tamworth, England, as its distributor to polyurethane makers in the UK and Ireland.
With effect from 1 September, Lawrence Industries will be able to offer formulators of elastomers and foams in the UK and Ireland the Perstorp materials such as its speciality low molecular weight cross-linkers, polyether polyols and hyperbranched polyester polyols.
These are typically used to improve the performance of polyurethane foams and elastomers, a statement from Perstorp said.
The range made available will also include the specialty chain extender BEPD (2-butyl, 2-ethyl propanediol) valued for its outstanding hydrolytic resistance and improved clarity in elastomers, Perstorp added.
These "versatile intermediates from Perstorp that help meet the increasing demands for safer, lighter, more durable and environmentally friendly end-user products," the Perstorp statement said.
"We are pleased to be cooperating with Lawrence Industries in order to expand our offer to customers in the UK and Ireland," says David James, Perstorp market development manager, in the statement. " We perceive them as specialised and highly qualified to be our ambassadors in this market."
Lawrence Industries is one of the leading independent chemical distributors in the UK with particular technical expertise in the elastomer and coating industry, the Perstorp statement concluded."