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Perstorp Builds ISCC+ Certified Penta Plant in Western India

Published on 2024-02-21. Edited By : SpecialChem

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Perstorp ISCC Certified Penta Plant Western India Perstorp builds and commissions a state-of-the-art, ISCC Plus certified, plant in western India. It is to meet growing market demand for Penta chemicals. The facility is located in Sayakha, Bharuch, in the state of Gujarat. Perstorp is a Sweden-based specialty chemicals innovator.

Strengthening Position in Asian Market

The plant will use renewably sourced raw materials as well as a hybrid source of electricity. Perstorp will produce a Penta product mix in Sayakha. It will include Perstorp’s renewable based, ISCC PLUS-certified grade, Voxtar™. It will also offer Penta Mono and Calcium Formate. Voxtar™ is a renewable based counterpart to Penta.

Voxtar™ is based on a traceable mass balance concept. It is designed to reduce the carbon footprint throughout the value chain and to support sourcing of renewable and recycled raw materials. Voxtar™ is chemically identical to Penta. So, it provides customers with the same quality and performance as their fossil counterpart.

This is the largest investment in Asia so far, in Perstorp’s history. It will further strengthen Perstorp’s position as a sustainable and reliable partner in the region of Asia,” said Gorm Jensen. He is the executive vice president of Commercial & Innovation at Perstorp. “The plant will increase the availability and reliability of products for current, as well as new customers. This will reduce lead times with about 50% for Asian customers.

It is strategically located close to ports, rails and roadways. This will help to ensure that Perstorp can supply products effectively throughout India and across all of Asia. At the same time, the plant is well positioned to also export products globally,” added Jensen.

Expanding Global Production Capacity

Perstorp already produces Penta in Sweden, Germany and the United States. But this investment will represent a significant expansion of its global production capacity. At the new site, Perstorp has the capacity to annually produce 40,000 metric tonnes of Pentaerythritol and 26,000 metric tonnes of calcium formate.

This is a major investment that Perstorp has been projecting for several years. And we are very excited to inaugurate this state-of-the art plant and better serve our current and future customers,” said Vinod Tiwari. He is the managing director and general manager of the Indian Branch.

The site covers nearly 115,000 square meters (1.23 million square feet) and will employ about 120 people.

Source: Perstorp


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