140 years of thinking about tomorrow

We put thought into everything we do - from smart products and responsible resource use, to smarter technologies that advance everyday life for the better. Our approach is built on a 140-year heritage of continuously reinventing ourselves, finding new ways of using materials and developing smart solutions. Today within specialty chemistry.

Here are some examples of what has made Perstorp successful for 140 years, and is the essence of what will make Perstorp successful for the next 140 years.

140 years of innovation

A series of ground-breaking innovations have shaped the history of Perstorp - from creating Formalin from charcoal, which led to the first plastic material in Scandinavia, the the first renewable Penta, Voxtar in 2010.

Pictured: iconic product Acetic Acid, Perstorp's first formalin plant, founder Wilhelm Wendt and the timeless design Virrvarr by Sigvard Bernadotte, still trending in 2021.

Collage of Perstorp vinegar, old factory, William Wendt, cutting board virrvarr

140 years of advancing everyday life for the better

Perstorp's entrepreneurial culture has over time resulted in a wide variety of both well-known products, and solutions that advance everyday life without us even knowing about them.

Pictured: Perstorp offers plasticizers that makes cables softer, innovative products within animal nutrition, ingredients to improve refrigerator efficiency, and products to make paint dry faster. The wooden laminate flooring - Pergo - was groundbreaking in the 80s.

Collage of images depicting flooring, plastic cables, chickens, refrigerators, and cars

140 years of care for people

Caring for employees and society has always been important for Perstorp, with examples as employee weekend vacations organized in the first half of the 1900s, free employee health insurance offered since 1998, and sanitizer produced at cost price to the health care sector during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Collage of pictures depicting a woman in the sunlight, hand sanitizer, and green leafs

140 years of environmental responsibility

In the 1980s, Perstorp became one of the first companies in Sweden with a Sustainability Manager and a Sustainability Report, and our bold ambition to become Finite Material Neutral has its roots in circular thinking from one of our first products in the 1800s - formalin - which was produced from residual products from charcoal production.