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DSM Adds Adipic Acid to Biobased Chemical Efforts

9:44 AM MDT | September 29, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

DSM announced this week that it is adding adipic acid, a precursor to nylon 6,6 , polyurethanes, solvents and resins, to its list of target biobased chemicals. Adipic acid is an attractive target because it is a “drop-in” chemical with a market growing 3% or more a year and worth $5 billion annually, James Iademarco, v.p,/biobased chemicals, tells CW. Application development work will be important to ensure the right purity profiles but overall the company is targeting the major existing applications.  And commercialization is...

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