MALMO, Sweden - As the global demand for pentaerythritol (Penta) keeps growing, Perstorp is increasing the effective annual Penta production capacity at its Bruchhausen/Arnsberg plant in Germany by 12.5%. The Penta polyols are widely used in resins for coatings in the building and construction and steel works industry, from architectural wood to marine paints.

“Our plant has successfully obtained the ISCC PLUS International Sustainability Carbon Certification, an important milestone in Perstorp’s ambitious pro-environment quest to become finite material neutral. The expansion work at Site Bruchhausen started in June 2018 and is well on track for completion in May,” said   Ulrika Andersson, EVP Business Area Specialty Polyols & Solutions at Perstorp. “The added capacity and ISCC certification of Site Bruchhausen as well as introducing Voxtar™ production in Bruchhausen will significantly extend the security of supply of Voxtar™, ensuring a continued security to meet our customers’ increased demand of pro-environment polyols”, said Ulrika.

Together with the company’s Stenungsund and Perstorp sites in Sweden, Bruchhausen is now a part of Perstorp’s strategic shift from fossil to renewable raw materials and energy. The independent third-party ISCC certified products comes with a Proof of Sustainability document that states the product’s contribution to sustainable sourcing according to the certified mass balance system.

“With Voxtar, back in 2010, we were the industry’s first supplier to launch a renewable Penta,” said Jan Secher, President and CEO at Perstorp. “In 2018, our Pro-Environment Polyols was honored with a Frost & Sullivan European Bio-Based Materials Product Leadership Award. This and the recent ISCC certification of our Bruchhausen site and the addition of three new pro-environment families as well as full suite of services underscores our committed support for advancing the circular economy by shifting towards raw materials derived from renewable and waste sources.”