Perstorp stepping up commitment to Caprolactone with upgrading its Capa plant in Warrington, UK

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Perstorp is securing the future of its Caprolactone business through a significant investment to upgrade its original monomer plant. The new equipment will be constructed using state of the art materials and the investment will future proof the production and even further increase security of supply.

The Caprolactone market is strategic and important to Perstorp. This investment is one step further in the company’s long term commitment to the industry.

The project was initiated and kicked off in the beginning of 2017 and construction phase of the new parts of the plant will start in the new year. The replacement will be conducted in a way that does not impact current production. The plant upgrade consists of installing a new peracetic acid still and new reactors on stream 1, which was originally built in 1998. The project is expected to be complete in the second half of 2019.

“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”, says Marie Grönborg, Executive Vice President at Perstorp.

Capa™ is the property of the Perstorp Group.

The Perstorp Group, a trusted world industrial leader, places focused and market-driven innovation at your fingertips. Our culture of performance builds on 130 years of experience and represents a complete chain of solutions in organic chemistry, process technology and application development. As the global leader in high growth niches, such as powder and UV cured coatings, plasticizers, synthetic lubricants and grain preservation, we are committed to develop products providing essential properties to enhance the quality, performance and profitability of our customers’ products and processes. As we look to the future, we strive for the development of smarter and safer products and sustainable processes that reduce environmental impact and create real value in end-products. Perstorp has approximately 1500 employees and manufacturing units in Asia, Europe and North America. Sales in 2016 amounted to more than SEK 11,3 billion.

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