Perstorp is securing the future of its Caprolactone business through a significant investment to upgrade its monomer plant in Warrington, UK and to further increase security of supply.
The Caprolactone market is strategic and important to Perstorp, a global industry leader in organic chemistry headquartered in Sweden.
The project was initiated and kicked off at the beginning of 2017. The construction phase of the new parts and equipment of the plant will start in the new year. The replacement will be conducted in a way that does not impact current production. The plant upgrade consists of installing a new peracetic acid still and new reactors on stream 1, which was originally built in 1998. The project is expected to be complete in the second half of 2019.
“The Capa business is one of our strategic areas and we do see a strong market demand of Capa products. Through this investment we are strengthening our position as a reliable leading partner”, says Marie Grönborg, Executive Vice President at Perstorp.