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Perstorp Introduces World’s First Renewable Oxo Products

The partly renewable oxo acids will help customers reduce their carbon footprint and support the sustainable sourcing of renewable raw materials, said Perstorp.

Clare Goldsberry

October 7, 2020

2 Min Read
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Sweden’s Perstorp Holding AB is launching the first partly renewable carboxylic acid, 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid (2-EHA) Pro, based on 25% renewable raw materials, and Valeric Acid Pro, which contains 20% renewable content. The renewable material consists of biogas; natural gas is replaced using the mass balance concept. Users can expect the same quality as the existing 2-EHA and Valeric acid, with the additional benefit of a lower carbon footprint. The renewable oxo portfolio will also include oxo aldehydes and alcohols.

“As customers wish to reduce their environmental impact and develop more sustainable products, the interest in chemical products with renewable raw materials is increasing,” said Sam Chia, Product Manager at Perstorp. “We are proud to be the first to offer two new partly renewable oxo acids that will help customers reduce their carbon footprint and support the sustainable sourcing of renewable raw material. Our ambition is to offer 100% renewable grades in the near future.”

Over the past few years, the Malmo-based company has expanded its portfolio of Pro-Environment products produced from renewable and/or recycled raw materials, to cover both base polyls, specialty products, de-icers, plasticizers, and now acids, aldehydes, and alcohols, said Perstorp. All Pro-Environment products are ISCC Plus certified, meaning that all Perstorp’s sustainable raw materials are certified in all parts of the value chain back to the point of origin. All Pro Environment customers are also given information about the greenhouse gas value of the product and its contribution to reduced CO2 emissions.

Logan Tseng, Product Manager at Perstorp, commented: “Continuously innovating to find new sustainable solutions to reduce environmental impacts and meet the market demand for more environmentally responsible product is part of our DNA. Offering the first renewable 2-EHA and Valeric acid is one step toward Perstorp’s goal of becoming finite material neutral, while inviting customers and users to join the movement toward a more sustainable tomorrow.”

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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