Perstorp, Purac partner to develop caprolactone lactide co-polymers

14 March 2013 12:13  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Perstorp has formed a partnership with Netherlands-headquartered specialty chemicals producer Purac to develop caprolactone lactide co-polymers for the plastic, coatings and adhesive markets, the Swedish producer said on Thursday.

Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed.

The new caprolactone lactide co-polymer will be launched to the market by Perstorp during 2013.

“With Perstorp’s strong position in specialty products for coatings and plastics, our respective skills and experience comprise a good foundation for a successful venture and means that we are expanding our CapaTM range with a partly renewable product,” said Perstorp’s market development director, Hakan Bjornberg.

Perstorp said possible uses for this new caprolactone lactide co-polymer are, among others, as polyols for coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers and for biodegradable plastics and hot-melt adhesives.


By: Franco Capaldo
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