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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Nov 20, 2017 | Industry News

DSM Acquires Amyris Brasil to Strengthen Farnesene-based Intermediates Production

Royal DSM and Amyris have announced that they have enhanced their strategic alliance through the sale of Amyris Brazil to DSM and the establishment of a long-term manufacturing partnership for...

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Nov 15, 2017 | Industry News

Project Partners Develop FR-incorporated Natural Fiber-reinforced Plastics

ITB and the Bio-Composites And More (BAM) in cooperation with other companies have set themselves the task of finding biogenic FRs and incorporating them into natural fiber-reinforced plastics the...

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Nov 13, 2017 | Industry News

Scientists Extract Hybrid Plant-based Chemicals for Plastics Production

A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions. Muconic acid can easily be turned into nylon...

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Nov 2, 2017 | Industry News

PEFerence Project Starts-off for Biobased-FDCA Supply

The partners will be cooperating for the next five years to establish an innovative value chain for FDCA (2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid) and PEF (Polyethylene furanoate), including the intended...

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Oct 25, 2017 | Industry News

New Process to Extract Tree Bark Tannins for Composite Materials Production

Studies conducted by the National Research Program "Resource Wood" show that tannins extracted from native tree bark can be used to produce adhesives and composite materials. An additional area of...

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Nov 17, 2017 | Product News

Perstorp Introduces Line of Renewable Polyols

Perstorp has introduced portfolio of renewable alternatives to the essential polyols Pentaerythritol (Penta), Trimethylolpropane (TMP), and Neopentyl glycol (Neo). The demand for bio-based material...

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Nov 14, 2017 | Industry News

Braskem & Haldor Topsoe Partner for Biobased MEG Production

Braskem and Haldor Topsoe have signed a technological cooperation agreement to develop a pioneering route to produce monoethylene glycol (MEG) from sugar. The agreement calls for the construction of...

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Nov 7, 2017 | Product News

Emery Oleochemicals Offers Bio-based Polyols for Flexible Foam Applications

Emery Oleochemicals offers EMEROX® renewable content polyols for flexible foam applications. EMEROX® polyols are produced from dibasic acids that are a product of the company's proprietary...

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Oct 30, 2017 | Industry News

Global Biopolymers Market to Reach USD 7,774.7 Mn by 2025

According to Transparency Market Research, the global biopolymers market stood at a valuation of USD 2,422.1 mn in 2016. Rising at a healthy 14.0% CAGR for the forecast period between 2017 and 2025...

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Oct 25, 2017 | Industry News

Novomer Plans to Open Innovation Center for Biochemicals Business Expansion

Novomer has announced plans to open a new innovation center in Rochester, N.Y. The facility – named the “Novomer Innovation Center” – is designed to meet the expanding demands of the company’s...

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