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Symrise opens R&D facility in Brazil's Amazon region

11:09 AM MDT | April 9, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

In the fourth quarter, Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) will open a site for R&D and the manufacturing of sustainable ingredients from the Amazon region, the company announced today. Symrise plans to explore, develop, and manufacture high-quality products...


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ACS 2014: Energy issues, new substrates, key drivers for coatings R&D

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Renewable energy reaches 14.1% of total EU energy consumption

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UK researchers secure £3-million government-backed grant for biobased polymers R&D

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DSM signs collaboration with US biobased surfactants developer

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Myriant supplies biosuccinic acid to Oxea for use in biobased plasticizers

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GlyEco to increase glycol recycling capacity

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