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Rhodia and Roquette to Co-Develop New Plant-Based Polymers

February 7, 2012 | Sotirios Frantzanas with Rebecca Coons

Rhodia, a subsidiary of Solvay, says it has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Roquette (Lestrem, France) to develop new plant-based polymers. Each company will have the opportunity, through the JDA, to leverage synergies bringing together respective competencies in the field of plant-based polymer chemistry, Rhodia says. "This agreement is an excellent opportunity to speed up the development of a new range of starch derivatives, offering a cost-competitive and sustainable alternative to fossil-based polymers," says Jean Bernard Leleu...

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