Perstorp commissions new Capa™ polycaprolactone pilot plant

21 February 2014

Perstorp, the world’s largest producer of caprolactones, is expanding its Capa™ polycaprolactone product line with the support of a new pilot plant.

The new pilot plant, based at Perstorp’s production unit in Warrington, England, supports the continued expansion of the Capa™ polycaprolactone product line. It is intended to promote the commercialization of new Capa™ grades, including the expansion of the recently introduced co-polymer Capa™ lactide product line.

Elin Sohlberg, Site Manager at the production unit in Warrington, states:
“The pilot plant will give us the long awaited ability to better support our customers’ scale up activities”.

The pilot plant has the capacity to produce up to 800-kgs per production batch, and will bridge the availability gap between lab-scale and full-plant reactor quantities. Perstorp is endeavoring to fill the pilot reactor with specific customer-focused polymer grades. Customers with potential requirements are advised to contact their Regional Sales Manager to discuss their application.

The pilot plant is the latest in a series of investments by Perstorp to support the Capa™ product line. The monomer plant capacity at Site Warrington was doubled in mid-2011, ending a 4-year global shortage of caprolactone products. Shortly thereafter the company invested in actions to debottleneck polyols production capacity.

For more information, please contact Product Manager Jesper Fahlén.

Jesper Fahlen
Jesper Fahlen
Global Product Manager Caprolactones
+46 40 635 88 59
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