Perstorp, a world leader in several sectors of the specialty chemicals, is reaffirming its future of its Caprolactone business through a significant investment. Perstorp is investing in the plant to upgrade its original monomer plant. State of the art materials will be used to build the new equipment. The investment will ensure future production and even further increase security of supply.
In view of the strategic importance of the Caprolactone market to Perstorp, the investment is a step ahead in the long-term commitment of Perstorp to the industry.
Launching the project in the beginning of 2017, the construction phase of the new parts of the plant will start in the New Year. The replacement of the old equipment by the new equipment has been planned in such a way that the production is not interrupted and the plant is able to continue production at the same level. The plant up-gradation of the plant include the installation of a new peracetic acid still and new reactors on stream 1. The project ‘Steam 1’ was originally built in 1998. The expansion project is expected to be complete in the second half of 2019.
Marie Grönborg, Executive Vice President at Perstorp, said, “The Capa business is one of our strategic areas and we do see a strong market demand of Capa products. Through this investment we are strengthening our position as a reliable leading partner.”
Serving the specialty chemicals market for a wide variety of industries and applications, Perstorp is a leader in several sectors. Its products are added to a wide range of products used every day at home, work or leisure.