Perstorp inaugurates major oxo plant in Sweden

Perstorp inaugurates major oxo plant in Sweden

6:25 AM, 22nd May 2015
Perstorp inaugurates major oxo plant in Sweden
Jan Secher, CEO, Perstorp. (File photo)

PERSTORP, SWEDEN: Perstorp Holding AB officially opened a major extension to its capacity to produce PVC plasticizers and key chemical intermediates. The new oxo plant in Stenungsund, Sweden, began producing material soon after its start-up in January and is now running at full regime.

“The new production platform is the single largest investment in Perstorp’s history and clearly demonstrates Perstorp’s commitment to the PVC industry,” said Jan Secher, CEO, Perstorp. 

“It significantly boosts our output of valeraldehyde and 2-propyl heptanol (2-PH), two key raw materials for Perstorp’s innovative general purpose PVC plasticizers - Emoltene 100 and Pevalen,” he added.

“The upstream integration into essential raw materials greatly strengthens Perstorp’s position as a reliable supplier of innovative plasticizers to the PVC market. We have raised our total Oxo capacity by 150,000 tonne per year and become one of the few fully integrated suppliers of plasticizers,” said Jerker Olsson, vice president, business unit oxo.

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