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DuPont Develops New Family of Renewable Polymers

10:07 AM MDT | July 31, 2007 | Michelle Bryner

DuPont says it has developed a new polymer made from 80%-100% renewable materials that can replace petroleum-based ingredients and finished products without compromising functionality. The polyol, trade named Cerenol, is DuPont’s first to be made entirely from bio-based 1,3-propanediol (bio-PDO)—a raw material made from corn sugar developed by DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts (Wilmington, DE), the joint venture of DuPont and Tate & Lyle (London) (CW, May 26/June 2, 2004, p. 10). DuPont says it is producing the new liquid polyol at facilities in...

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