Perstorp to Construct a new Sodium Formate De-icer Plant
17th May 2019
Swedish specialty chemicals company Perstorp announced its decision to construct a new plant at its Perstorp site, Sweden, to increase the capacity for Pergrip Run NF, the company’s sodium formate de-icer product for airport runways. With its partner Dalshult, Perstorp has agreed to construct the plant to granulate solid sodium formate de-icer. The new plant will be integrated into a specialized runway de-icer supply chain
“Until now we have been sourcing the granulates from multiple-purpose compactors which has complicated the supply chain. This investment will help to streamline our operations. The plant, which will be based on state-of-the-art technology, will have a name plate capacity of 12,000 metric tons per year and is due to begin operating ahead of the coming winter season 2019/2020,” said Niklas Backman, supply chain manager at Perstorp.
Erik Himmer, Perstorp’s business development director, de-icer, said: “When it comes to the challenge of keeping airports open even during prolonged winter conditions, the ability of the runway deicer to deliver is key. By being integrated all the way from formate production to granulation, we’ll be able to offer our customers an even better level of service. This investment is also an important step in our work to establish formate as a better choice from an environmental perspective for deicers in non-runway applications, compared to existing chloride-based alternatives.”
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Swedish specialty chemicals company Perstorp announced its decision to construct a new plant at its Perstorp site, Sweden, to increase the capacity for its de-icer Pergrip Run NF.
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