Perstorp, Sweden - Perstorp has nearly doubled capacity for Di-Penta at its Bruchhausen site and said 26 April that it is "on track to nearly triple the total capacity since starting the project, by the end of this year."
As the largest global producer of di-pentaerythritol, speciality chemicals company Perstorp said it is working to meet customer demand for the material.
Damand is growing as a result of Di-Penta's ability to improve performance in many uses including UV cured coatings, synthetic lubricants, high-solids alkyd coatings, fire-resistant Charmor coatings and lead-free PVC stabilisers, said Perstorp.
"In 2008 we started investigating which of our sites had the highest potential to increase capacity and Bruchhausen was the strongest candidate," said Perstorp product manager for Di-Penta, Andreas Nilsson. "Rather than investing in building more capacity at the site, we applied a wealth of engineering expertise and innovation to optimise production efficiency and the high quality that our Di-Penta stands for."
So far the company has nearly doubled capacity at the site, and expects a further increase by the end of this year, potentially tripling the total production capacity of the Bruchhausen site.
Bruchhausen is where the majority of Di-Penta for the most important segments in Europe is produced, including those for fire-resistant coatings, lead-free PVCs and high-solids coatings.