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Perstorp launches Voxtar™, world's first renewable pentaerythritol platform

Published on 2010-06-14. Author : SpecialChem

Leading specialty chemicals company Perstorp, announces the global launch of Voxtar™, the world's first and only renewable pentaerythritol platform, which cuts carbon footprint by 63% compared to fossil-based Penta and Di-Penta.

As the leading global supplier of pentaerythritol and its derivatives, the development of Voxtar™ is part of Perstorp's continued commitment to developing solutions that combine high performance and low environmental impact, and supporting customers to meet the growing demand for renewable alternatives. Based on renewable raw materials and energy, Voxtar™ has a significantly smaller carbon footprint than conventional fossil-based Penta products. And while Perstorp Penta is a product with a reasonable environmental profile compared to many chemicals, the company has now improved it even further. The Voxtar™ product line shrinks carbon footprint by up to 63% compared to conventional Penta products, all while providing identical properties and performance. In addition, Voxtar™ renewability is independently certified.

"With Voxtar™ we have just made it ingeniously simple for our customers to cut their environmental impact, differentiate their offer, sharpen their competitive edge, and demonstrate their commitment to their customers' success," says Vice President Penta & Formates, Ulrika Andersson.

Voxtar™ products maximize value by helping formulators and producers capitalize on the growing demand for renewable alternatives. It enhances performance and minimizes environmental impact in a wide range of end products including high performance alkyd paints and coatings, synthetic lubricants, cosmetic emollients, adhesives, and printing inks.

"While carbon footprint declarations are quickly becoming a 'license to operate' in some markets, proven reductions in carbon footprint can give our customers a clear advantage over competitors," Andersson explains. "There is even potential for our customers to save money on carbon emission credits."

Voxtar™ presents a particularly interesting opportunity for paint and coatings formulators and sets a new benchmark in environmentally sound, high performance paints. By combining the renewability of Voxtar™ with the latest waterborne technology, high-solid alkyd paints and alkyd emulsion paints secure superior environmental performance with up to 40% reduction in carbon footprint compared to traditional petroleumbased latex paints.

About Perstorp:

The Perstorp Group is the world leader in several sectors of the specialty chemicals market for a wide variety of industries and applications. Our 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 in last twelve months amounted to more than SEK 13 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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