Perstorp, Sweden - Speciality chemicals supplier Perstorp has been bolstering its portfolio to move the company to the forefront of low VOC (volatile organic compound) emission materials for the PU coatings market, the company said recently.
Over past months, the company said, Perstorp has acquired caprolactones, PIA (polyurethane insulating adhesive) and isocyanates to add to its range of polyols, making it "a key-supplier for the entire polyurethane chain," the company added.
The Perstorp portfolio includes solvent-based Tolonate and waterborne Easaqua aliphatic polyisocyanates for high-performance PU coatings, as well as HDI (hexamethylene diisocyanate), TDI (toluene diisocyanate) and IPDI (isophore di-isocyanate) monomers for chemical synthesis.
"We strongly believe such broad portfolio gathering of some of the main raw materials used by the polyurethane market is a starting point for a true synergy in terms of new product development, which could benefit all the polyurethane chain", says Eugenie Charriere, market development group leader.
"As a responsible supplier for the whole polyurethane market, our strategy is to develop alternative environmentally-friendly technologies, such as waterborne coatings and adhesives, which took market share over traditional solvent-based products," said Christophe Gas, Perstorp's director of the Business Group Coating Additives. "This trend is partly linked to more stringent regulations concerning emissions of volatile organic compounds, VOCs, but also due to a new attitude through the entire value chain," concluded Gas. (RD)