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K2010: Solvay Focuses on Bio-Based Businesses, Concludes Deal with Mitsubishi Gas Chemical

4:53 AM MDT | October 29, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz in Düsseldorf

Solvay says it is putting a major focus on the devolopment of bio-based products under the company's commitment to sustainability. Solvay Advanced Polymers (SAP; Alphareta,GA) has announced a collaboration with Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) focusing on the development of a “unique line of renewably sourced” specialty polymers, using bio-based sebacic acid. The work will initially concentrate on the introduction of high-temperature, bio-based polyamides for high-performance durable applications. The new polymers, with a deflection temperature of...

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