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Lanxess and BioAmber Agree to Develop Renewable Plasticizers

11:23 AM MDT | October 20, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

After spending 2 years assessing the performance and market viability of succinate-based esters in the plasticizer market, Lanxess and BioAmber (Minneapolis, MN) have entered into a joint development agreement for non-phthalate plasticizers from biobased succinic acid. Under the terms of the deal, Lanxess and BioAmber will develop a portfolio of cost-competitive, succinic-based plasticizers that can exceed the performance of phthalates. The companies aim to bring the new plasticizer to market by 2012.  Lanxess' Sarnia, ON site. The global market for...

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