MALMÖ, Sweden — Specialty chemicals innovator Perstorp is expanding the value proposition for its Engineered Fluids and Resins & Coatings segments with the addition of isononanoic acid to the portfolio.

Isononanoic acid is a critical carboxylic acid used in polyol ester synthetic lubricants, as a corrosion inhibitor in coolants, and also in alkyd resins and paint driers. With this new launch, Perstorp will provide additional supply especially for applications where isononanoic acid contributes with unique and critical properties. Highlighted benefits are consistent high quality and purity for advanced performance formulation. 

“The introduction of isononanoic acid is a natural step for us to provide a complete portfolio of high-quality building blocks to our engineered fluids as well as resins and coatings customers. During the pre-marketing trials done by customers, the high quality and the minimal alterations to formulations has been confirmed. We are happy to expand our position further to be able to serve a strong demand from the market,” said Patrice Pinsard, Executive Vice President Strategic Markets & Innovation.

Production will start in March 2022 at Perstorp site in Stenungsund, Sweden. Isononanoic acid is available through Perstorp direct sales globally.

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