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Perstorp to Delay Plasiticizer Unit in Sweden

10:28 AM MDT | April 11, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says it will delay its valeraldehyde plant at its Stenungsund, Sweden facility to 2014. The company announced in 2007 it would build a plant to produce valeraldehyde and its derivatives 2-propylheptanol alcohol (2-PH), valeric acid, and a new plasticizer, di-propyl-heptyl-phthalate (DPHP) with startup expected in 2011. The site will have the capacity to produce about 150,000 m.t./year of DPHP, 2-PH, and valeric acid. The market DPHP continues to grow, and is expected to be a key mainstream high molecular weight plasticizer...

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