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Roquette Develops Low-Toxicity Bio Alternatives to Phthalates, Bisphenol A

8:59 AM MST | November 26, 2010 | Alex Scott in Basel

Roquette (Lestrem, France), the world’s fourth largest producer of starch, says it plans to start producing commercial volumes of a range of bioplasticisers and biopolymers including alternatives to petrochemically-derived bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates. Franck Thumerel, business development and marketing manager with Roquette Freres (Lestrem, France) disclosed the plans at an innovation collaboration event hosted by Huntsman in Basel earlier this week.   Roquette is developing a range of processes to produce derivatives of isosorbide, which can be...

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