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Ajinomoto and Bridgestone Jointly Develop Synthetic Rubber from Biomass

3:31 AM MDT | June 1, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Ajinomoto (Tokyo) and Bridgestone (Tokyo) say they have jointly developed synthetic rubber using bio-based isoprene, a new raw material produced using fermentation technology from biomass raw material. The two companies aim to commercialize synthetic rubber for tires using bio-based isoprene, and are proceeding with the research. Ajinomoto and Bridgestone signed an agreement in June 2011 to jointly research synthetic rubber using new rubber raw materials and its applications. Ajinomoto has manufactured bio-based isoprene at the laboratory scale using a...

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