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Perstorp investing in the plastic materials market

Perstorp investing in the plastic materials market
The power of plastics innovation is touching all of us in our daily lives and is addressing some of the most exciting and demanding challenges set by society and business today. Examples are safe and hygienic food packaging, durable as well as affordable and resource lean cars and electronics and home interiors.
Key issues related to plastics, such as safety, reduction of waste and sustainable chemical solutions are key innovation drivers for the Perstorp Group. The recent major strategic investments in new sustainable products for the plastics industry will help Perstorp meet its goal of being a top 3 player across 85% of its product portfolio by 2015.

"K Fair represents the perfect platform for us to launch, not one but four new products for the plastics industry. These products meet specific market demands, and our heavy investment here will significantly strengthen our global position within plastics chemistry and plastic applications", Håkan Björnberg, Market Development Director, says.

Each of these new products provides sustainable solutions for consumers. Perstorp has continued its historic trend of producing products through focused innovation that meet the challenges of the day. The four new products are being released under the Capa, Charmor, Pevalen and Akestra brand names.

Capa for bioplastics - this exciting product is a highly biodegradable plastic offering a more sustainable solution to a wide range of products. The caprolactone chemistry is established and its use as a key component in biodegradable plastics has increased significantly. Perstorp has invested in new capacity to meet the strong growth in bioplastics. Capa is the perfect blend for bioplastics as it improves mechanical properties as well as accelerating biodegradation of the biopolymers.

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