With a chunk of EUR10m investment, polyols producer PCC Rokita is set to increase its polyether polyols capacity by a third in the coming years and develop within Asian markets. The firm’s director of polyols business unit Sergiusz Stefanowski told Urethanes Technology International magazine his firm’s plans.
As a supplier of polyether polyols, one of the key chemicals that make flexible foam, Sergiusz Stefanowski, PCC Rokita’s director of poyols business, is well placed to make a realistic estimate of the amount of foam Poland produces yearly. He thinks the country’s overall output could be as high as 200kT/year. “It is double that produced in Germany and, as a furniture producer, Poland is fourth only to China, Germany and Italy, Stefanowski added.
The furniture industry is also in a state of growth the country, Stefanowski said, which is partly why the company is able to consider expansion of its flexible foam polyols capacity. The plans are also driven by the intention to enter new market segments – such as PU insulation – with polyester polyol investment, Stefanowski added. “All in, the firm will invest over EUR 10m in operations over the next two to three years.”
PCC Rokita SA is a subsidiary of German company PCC SE, which operates internationally with chemical raw materials such as PU systems, polyols for both flexible and rigid foam, prepolymers for CASE applications, surfactants and flame retardants.
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