Perstorp converts base polyol production to greener grades
Latest News: To reduce greenhouse gas emissions for its polyol customers and downstream value chains, Perstorp
AB (Malmö, Sweden) announced that it is converting all base polyols it produces at its Perstorp plant in Sweden – Pentaerythritol (Penta), Neopentyl Glycol (Neo) and Trimethylolpropane (TMP) – to Pro -Environment products. From 2023, all fossil fuel-based base polyols produced at the Perstorp plant will be replaced by Pro-Environment products (Voxtar, Evyrone and Neeture) with partially renewable or recycled origin based on traceable quality Balance concept.
Pro-Environment products passed ISCC
PLUS certified and are identical to fossil-based products, meaning they are drop-in replacements. These products benefit customers and the value chain by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting the transition to renewable or recycled materials, in other words, supporting the challenge of achieving climate neutrality.
Jan, CEO of Perstorp Group
Secher said: “Phasing out fossil-based polyols produced at the Perstorp plant is a bold move. But we believe this is the only way for our industry to align with the Paris Agreement and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As a leader in the chemical industry Upstream companies, we can and should positively impact multiple value chains by offering products that reduce our carbon footprint.”
Perstorp launched its first environmentally friendly polyol in 2010. In 2017, Perstorp announced its long-term goal to be neutral for finite materials. Since the end of 2021, the company has set science-based emission reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement. The transition to environmentally friendly polyols will significantly reduce Perstorp’s use of limited materials and will also provide the market with products with a lower carbon footprint, thereby contributing to Perstorp and its customers achieving their Scope 3 emissions reduction targets.