Perstorp’s innovative leap towards more sustainable non-phthalate plasticisers

30 January 2024

Leading speciality chemicals innovator Perstorp has launched Pevalen Pro 100, marking a new era in PVC plasticising technology. The new grade of Pevalen features 100% renewable carbon content based on mass balance, applying chemical and physical traceability.

By factoring in the biogenic CO2uptake from its renewable raw materials, Pevalen Pro 100 offers a product carbon footprint reduction of approximately 80% relative to its fossil-based equivalent from cradle to Perstorp gate.

Pevalen Pro 100 is a significant advancement in non-phthalate plasticisers, merging high performance with sustainable sourcing. It sets a new benchmark in the industry of flexible PVC by offering a solution that is not only 100% renewable-based but also does not compromise on performance or safety. Pevalen Pro 100’s development is a testament to Perstorp’s dedication in materials chemistry and proactive approach to environmental stewardship, ensuring superior performance in a wide range of PVC applications.

Key features of Pevalen Pro 100 are:

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

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Linda Zellner, Innovation Director at Perstorp, comments: “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. 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.”

At the core of Pevalen Pro 100’s development is its innovative chemical composition, designed to deliver high performance without the use of phthalates. The product’s high plasticizing efficiency and low volatility makes it an ideal choice for manufacturers seeking environmental responsibility and technical excellence 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,’’ says 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.”

Pevalen Pro 100, along with Perstorp’s other Pro-Environment products, is ISCC PLUS certified. This certification provides companies, brand owners and consumers with the assurance that high sustainability requirements are met. It means that all renewable and recycled raw materials used are ISCC certified in all parts of the value chain all the way back to the point of origin. Every customer of Pro-Environment products receives information about the product carbon footprint.

The launch of Pevalen Pro 100 responds to the increasing demand for sustainable materials that offer both a low carbon footprint, as well as an improved eco-toxicity profile and safer handling. It reflects Perstorp’s continuous drive to lead the chemical industry toward more sustainable solutions without compromising quality or performance. Pevalen Pro 100 represents a significant step forward in our journey toward delivering sustainable, high-performance chemical solutions.

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