Perstorp, Sweden -- When the polyurethane industry gather in Maastricht for the 2009 UTECH exhibition, Swedish supplier Perstorp thinks its stand (no 1630) will probably be crowded.
After acquiring Solvay's caprolactone and Rhodia Organic/Lyondell Chimie's isocyanate businesses in 2008, speciality chemicals company Perstorp claims to have become "one of the leading producers of essential urethane raw materials."
"Our product offer for the polyurethane segment has grown considerably. We are now a major supplier of aromatic and aliphatic isocyanates, polyisocyantes, polycaprolactones and specialty polyols," said director of market development Bo Häggman. "Our additives help reduce foam density and we can also present interesting new solutions for fire resistance."
"UTECH is a great opportunity for us to meet customers and explain how we, through our innovative product portfolio and technological capabilities, can help them towards a more prosperous future," Häggman added, in an 18 March company announcement.
Some of the products Perstorp will present at UTECH Europe, 31 March to 2 April, in Maastricht, are:
• Scuranate TDI essential aromatic isocyanate for furniture, bedding and transport;
• HDI & IPDI monomers for CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealant and elastomer) applications;
• Tolonate aliphatic polyisocyanate cross-linkers for CASE;
• Easaqua self-emulsifying polyisocyanates for water-containing systems
• Capa Polycaprolactones Spearhead -- performing polyols for coatings, elastomers, TPUs and adhesives;
• TMP essential starter polyol for elastomers and foams;
• Boltorn polyols -- additives for TDI-based foam with low compression set at low density.
See more on the exhibition at www.utecheurope.nl, and for information on the three-day international UTECH Europe conference, see http://www.urethanes-technology-international.com/utech2009.aspx
PIC: Bo Häggman (l) with Dr Eric Aubray of Perstorp's isocyanates business at UTECH Asia in China last August.