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K 2013: Perstorp to build butene-based facility at Stenungsund

4:28 AM MDT | October 17, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez in Düsseldorf

Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) is investing about 1 billion Swedish kronor ($153.8 million) to develop a production platform at Stenungsund, Sweden—the largest investment the company has made, the company told CW on the sidelines of the K plastics trade show, currently taking place at Düsseldorf. The platform will be based on butene and receive feedstock from Borealis's ethane cracker at Stenungsund. Perstorp's new plant, with initial capacity for 60,000 m.t./year of valeric aldehyde, is expected to be onstream in 2015. The plant's capacity can be scaled...

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