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Genencor and Huntsman to Develop Bio-based Textiles

5:57 AM MDT | September 23, 2008 |

Alex Scott

Just one week after signing a major deal to co-develop bio-based isoprene with Goodyear, Genencor has announced that it has signed an agreement with Huntsman to co-develop bio-based textiles. Genencor will work with Huntsman’s global Textile Effects business, a producer of dyes and chemicals for the textiles sector. Genencor will bring to the collaboration its expertise in bio-based materials, including enzyme based fermentation processes. Financial terms were not disclosed. Huntsman and Genencor say they are already close to unveiling one bio-based...

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