Perstorp, Sweden-Speciality chemicals company Perstorp AB plans to step up its focus on the Middle Eastern market.
The Swedish company said that "rapidly rising standards of living in the region," means that the demand for high quality polyalcohols is growing.
Perstorp plans to meet this demand by tailored products to meet the specific needs of formulators in the Middle East.
"The standard of living is rising quickly in this market," explains Göran Bergvall, Perstorp's market development manager for the Middle East and Africa. "It is also a market which is rich with essential raw materials, making it a good base for growth in application areas such as coatings and printing inks," Bergvall added.
Resin and coating formulators are the focus for Perstorp's products to improve the performance of coatings. Bergvall said the company wants to partner these formulators in the Middle East "by delivering a portfolio of products for alkyd and polyester resins to enhance waterborne, solventborne and powder coatings.
Formulators may benefit from the use of the versatile polyol trimethylolpropane (TMP) which contributes to improved technical properties, such as chemical resistance and solubility, in polyesters, polyurethanes and alkyds. TMP "is also useful in polyurethane dispersions," said Perstorp, and as component in curing agents for polyurethane coatings. "Notably, TMP is also non-toxic and food-contact-approved for a number of applications," the company added. "