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ADM and PolyOne to Develop Bio-Based Plasticizers

7:26 AM MDT | September 22, 2008 | Kara Sissell

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and specialized polymer materials manufacturer PolyOne Corporation (Cleveland, OH) will collaborate on the development of bio-based plasticizers for use in polymer formulations. The alliance will develop and commercialize bio-based polymers from corns and oilseeds. The global plasticizer market is an $11 billion industry, with most of those now derived from petroleum-based products, the companies say. “There is clear market interest in renewable technology as an alternative to traditional petroleum based plasticizer...

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