perstorpKFour new products are hitting the halls at K
Specialty chemicals group, Perstorp, is premiering four new products for the plastic materials market at K 2013.
The company says it has made “considerable investment” in the new products, which are said to address some of the most exciting and demanding challenges required from plastics by both modern society and businesses.
“K Fair represents the perfect platform for us to launch not one, but four new products for the plastics industry. These products meet specific market demands, and our heavy investment here will significantly strengthen our global position within plastics chemistry and plastic applications,” said Håkan Björnberg, Market Development Director.
The four new products are released under the Capa, Charmor, Pevalen and Akestra brand names and Perstorp says each of its new products provides sustainable solutions for consumers.
The first of the four, Capa for bioplastics, is said to be a highly biodegradable plastic offering a more sustainable solution to a wide range of products by improving mechanical properties as well as accelerating biodegradation of the biopolymers. Perstorp says the use of caprolactone chemistry as a key component in biodegradable plastics has increased significantly. The company says it has invested in new capacity to meet the strong growth in bioplastics.
The second product launched, Charmo for intumescent systems in plastics, is a halogen-free, rich carbon source for phosphorous/nitrogen based systems and is said to significantly reduce the release of smoke and heat in the event of a fire. Perstorp says Charmor is already a tried and tested solution for intumescent coatings, but is now also available for injection moulding and plastic extrusion.
Third to launch is Pevalen, a non-phthalate plasticiser for sensitive applications. This new plasticiser is one of the results of Perstorp’s major investments in plasticisers in Sweden. It is said to be perfect for close contact PVC applications, such as flooring, coated fabrics, plastisols, toys and moulded parts.
Finally, Perstorp is launching a new co-polyester alternative in Europe called Akestra, a thermoplastic developed as a result of a strategic partnership with Mitsubishi Gas Chemical. The company says this new generation of plastics with its unique properties makes it an important alternative to polycarbonate, polystyrene and glass. This co-polyester contains a special glycol, which creates superior glass-like transparency, heat resistant and amorphous properties. The heat resistance, for example, is said to be 34 percent better when compared to traditional PET.
“All these four exciting products address safety and sustainability to society today without compromising performance. The major investments we have made over the past three years are really bearing fruits now, with significant new products already in the pipeline to continue our strategy of serving the dynamic plastics market with new solutions,” Håkan Björnberg summarised.
Perstorp is located on stand B15 in hall 07.2