New Product Announcement: Sustainable Plasticizer

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2024


Specialty chemicals manufacturer Perstorp recently announced the release of its new sustainable PVC plasticizing technology, Pevalen Pro 100, meant to increase the plasticity and flexibility of building materials.

According to an emailed release from the company, the new grade of Pevalen can offer a product carbon footprint reduction of about 80% in comparison with fossil-based alternatives.

Perstorp states that Pevelen Pro 100 has renewable carbon content based on mass balance, utilizing chemical and physical traceability.

The company adds that the product improves on non-phthalate plasticizers, reportedly offering a solution that is 100% renewable-based and safe to use.

Perstorp hopes that Pevalen Pro 100's development will aid in the company’s goals in materials chemistry and environmental stewardship, promising good performance in a range of PVC applications.

The main features of the Pevalen Pro 100 reportedly include:

  • Fully based on mass-balanced ISCC PLUS-certified raw materials;
  • Low carbon footprint to reduce CO2 emissions;
  • Drop-in replacement for easy adoption in formulations;
  • True non-phthalate plasticizer; and
  • High plasticizing efficiency for faster processing and less material and energy.

“We know that PVC can be a valuable resource, if it is made, used and disposed of thoughtfully. Flexible PVC is incredibly useful and would be hard to replace. Plus, it’s a material that already offers excellent recyclability if produced in the right manner and with the right ingredients,” said Linda Zellner, Innovation Director at Perstorp.

“The launch of Pevalen Pro 100 is a big milestone to contribute to this journey. It delivers greater durability using less material, lasts longer and also offers a significantly better environmental profile.”

Pevalen Pro 100's development is reportedly designed to be used without phthalates. The product's high plasticizing ability and low volatility can reportedly make it a good choice for manufacturers who are looking for environmental responsibility and technical ability in their PVC products.

‘’When Pevalen was first launched in 2014 as a premium performance alternative to phthalates, we already had intentions to continue developing the product and add grades with better environmental credentials,’’ said Martin Hansson, Business Manager Plasticizers at Perstorp.

‘’This became reality in in 2019 when Pevalen Pro 36 was launched. Now we are proud to lay out the last piece of the puzzle and complete the product range with Pevalen Pro 100.”

The release adds that Pevalen Pro 100, along with Perstorp’s other Pro-Environment products, is ISCC PLUS certified.

   

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