Pursuing its mission towards becoming finite material neutral, Sweden-based chemical company Perstorp has announced that it will be converting a major portion of the polyols produced at its production site in Perstorp, Sweden, to what the company is calling ‘Pro-Environment’ products.
The move, which aligns with the Paris Agreement, enables the company to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions for its polyol customers and downstream value chains.
From 2023, all fossil versions of the base polyols produced at the Perstorp plant – Pentaerythritol (Penta), Neopentyl glycol (Neo) and Trimethylolpropane (TMP) – will be replaced by pro-environment grades. These grades - Voxtar, Evyrone & Neeture - are based on feedstock of partly renewable or recycled origin, based on a traceable mass-balance concept.
“Phasing out the fossil base polyols produced at the site in Perstorp is a bold move, but we are convinced that this is the only way forward for us, as an industry, to align with the Paris Agreement and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Jan Secher, CEO of Perstorp Group. “As an upstream company in the chemical industry we can, and should, make a positive impact across multiple value-chains by offering products with a reduced carbon footprint.”
Perstorp introduced its first Pro-Environment polyol back in 2010 and in 2017 announced its long-term ambition to become finite material neutral.
The Pro-Environment products are ISCC Plus certified. As drop-in replacements, they are identical to their fossil-based counterparts.