The Universal Selection Source: Polymer Additives

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Renewably sourced chemicals (vegetable-derived, synthesized by microorganisms…) are increasingly finding use in development of building blocks, additives and polymers. Some solutions like natural fillers & fibers have been around long but some technological advances are being investigated to improve final product performance.

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Feb 20, 2017 | Industry News

Forest-based Biomaterials for Advanced Manufacturing Applications – ORNL/UMaine Partners

U.S. Senator Angus King has joined with ORNL and UMaine to focus on forest bio-based composites. ORNL and UMaine have signed a Letter of Intent to establish a collaborative model that brings...

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Feb 15, 2017 | Industry News

Separation Technology to Reduce Production Cost of Biochemicals

A PhD student has created a technology which could enable multi-national companies to reduce the cost of replacing petroleum based surfactants and other chemicals with environmentally friendly...

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Feb 13, 2017 | Industry News

Avantium, AkzoNobel & Others Partner for Wood-based Chemicals Production

Avantium has announced a partnership with AkzoNobel, Chemport Europe, RWE and Staatsbosbeheer for the development of a reference plant. It is particularly suited for making high purity glucose for...

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Feb 9, 2017 | Industry News

PVC Segment to Boost Wood Plastic Composites Market by 2022: Zion Market Research

According to Zion Market Research, global wood plastic composites market was valued at USD 4.37 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 8.76 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 12.3% between...

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Feb 7, 2017 | Industry News

Toray & Mitsui Sugar Form JV for Biochemicals Production from Bagasse

Toray has announced that it has decided to establish a JV company with Mitsui Sugar for seeking business opportunities for manufacturing system of cellulosic sugar, a raw material used for producing...

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Feb 17, 2017 | Industry News

Partnership for Bio-based Plasticizers Production - Jungbunzlauer & Green Biologics

Jungbunzlauer has received its first shipment of 100 percent renewable BioPure™ n-butanol from Green Biologics. Jungbunzlauer aims to produce bio-based CITROFOL® BI (tributyl citrate) and bio-based...

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Feb 14, 2017 | Industry News

New Process for Biomass-derived Chemicals Production for Tires

Researchers of University of Minnesota have invented a new technology to produce automobile tires from trees and grasses in a process that could shift the tire production industry toward using...

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Feb 10, 2017 | Industry News

ITCF and Partners Launch Project for Lignin-based Carbon Fibers Production

ITCF Denkendorf is participating in the project, along with other renowned firms and research institutes from all over Europe. The aim of project is to develop raw materials for highly stable carbon...

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Feb 7, 2017 | Industry News

Researchers Produce Biofibers from Green Lacewing Silk: Fraunhofer IAP

Innovative biofibers made from a silk protein of the green lacewing are being developed at the Fraunhofer IAP in conjunction with the company AMSilk GmbH. Researchers are working on producing the...

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Feb 6, 2017 | Industry News

AkzoNobel & Itaconix Sign Agreement for Bio-based Polymers Production

AkzoNobel has signed a joint development agreement with chemicals company Itaconix to explore opportunities for the production of bio-based polymers. With this agreement, AkzoNobel will pursue the...

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