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Perstorp Enters the 1,6-hexanediol Market to Counter its Growing Global Demand

Published on 2012-08-03. Author : SpecialChem

Perstorp now expands their already extensive offer for resin producers with 1,6-hexanediol. The company is now producing substantial volumes to meet the growing market demand.

Demand for 1,6-hexanediol is increasing thanks to continued growth in applications such as coatings, sealants, polyurethane elastomers and printing inks where the product is a key building block.

"We aim to help support this growth and broaden our platform, to better serve our customers in Europe," says Mårten Olausson, Perstorp Business Unit Manager Caprolactones. "The product represents an ideal complement to our already wide portfolio for resin production."

Perstorp has now started production after several years' development of a proprietary technology. Perstorp's 1,6-hexanediol offers resin producers a product of highest quality.

"As a leading supplier to the polyurethanes and coatings industries, we are pleased to now support our customers going forward with substantial capacities of 1,6-hexanediol," Olausson concludes.

About Perstorp

The Perstorp Group is one of the world leaders in several sectors of the specialty chemicals market for a wide variety of industries and applications. Their products are used in the aerospace, marine, coatings, chemicals, plastics, engineering and construction industries. They can also be found in automotive, agricultural feed, food, packaging, textile, paper and electronics applications. Perstorp has approximately 2,200 employees and manufacturing units in eleven countries in Asia, Europe and North America. Sales amounts to SEK 14 billion (1.45 €billion). By the end of 2005 the Perstorp Group was acquired by Perstorp Holding AB, controlled by the French private equity company PAI partners.

Source: Perstorp

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