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Perstorp set to save more than one billion litres of fresh water yearly at Stenungsund plant
Sustainable solutions provider Perstorp is investing in a unique project that will allow it to use wastewater from a nearby municipal treatment plant for production operations in Stenungsund, Sweden. This will save 1.1 billion litres of fresh water per year.
BYK production expansion successfully completed in Shanghai
For BYK, a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals, the Shanghai integrated site is the second production facility in China following BYK Tongling. The total investment of the phase II project (SCIP II), covering an area of 1.16 hectares, is in the low double-digit million euro amount, and the site is designed for an annual capacity of 4,750 tons. The entire phase II project was officially completed on March 18, 2022, and the first pail of the surface additive BYKETOL-OK, which is applicable for automotive and industrial coatings, rolled off the production line on July 8.
Ib Jensen takes over from Jan Secher as new CEO of Perstorp Group
Effective March 1st, Ib Jensen takes over from Jan Secher as Chief Executive Officer of Perstorp Group, a leading specialty chemicals company headquartered in Malmö, Sweden and since 2022 part of PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG). Ib Jensen is a highly respected senior industry executive with a long career as CFO and extensive experience from M&A and integration of acquired companies, something that will be required in the next phase for Perstorp.
Change of Managing Director at IST METZ
Tim Sterbak takes over sole management of UV specialist IST METZ, Christian-Marius Metz focuses on business of METZ holding company
Save the Date: UV Days 2023
From July 4 to 6,2023, the largest in-house exhibition for UV, LED and excimer technology will take place in Nürtingen near Stuttgart for the eleventh time. As part of the industry get-together, organizer IST METZ will inaugurate its new UV Technology Campus including LED LAB.
Perstorp makes product carbon footprint values available for 85% of its sales volume
Perstorp is aligning with the new industry standard for product carbon footprint (PCF), developed by the industrial initiative Together for Sustainability. Perstorp can already provide product carbon footprint values for about 85% of its products (based on sales volume), and is continuously adding more products.
PCG completes acquisition of Perstorp
Perstorp today announced that it has been acquired by PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), Malaysia´s leading integrated chemicals provider and part of PETRONAS Group, on 11 October 2022.
Perstorp announces toxicity targets to safeguard health and environment
Leading sustainable solutions provider Perstorp further strengthens their commitment towards significantly reducing their environmental impact by releasing two new 2030 sustainability targets for (eco) toxicity. The targets intend to ensure that no chemicals of concern reach the consumer or professional market, and that newly developed products are safe and sustainable by design.