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Cargill Builds Bio-Based Polyol Plant

10:13 AM MDT | July 8, 2008 | Michelle Bryner

Cargill says it has broken ground on a $22-million, renewable polyols manufacturing plant at Chicago. The facility will produce Cargill's proprietary soybean-based polyols—an ingredient that replaces petroleum-based chemicals for the production of polyurethane (PU) products, including furniture cushioning, bedding foams, automotive seats, and building insulation. Cargill says it expects the new facility to be operational in November. Cargill currently supplies customers with its renewable polyols through toll processing capabilities but says that the new...

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