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Mitsubishi Chemical to expand capacity for biobased engineering plastic Durabio

3:48 AM MST | January 23, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Mitsubishi Chemical says it has developed a new grade of high-performance, high-transparency biobased engineering plastic Durabio, using plant-derived isosorbide as raw material. The new material features “excellent” optical properties and high resistance to heat and humidity, the company says. Mitsubishi Chemical says it will target sales of Durabio for use in touch panels in the automotive sector where demand is expected to increase significantly. Touch panels for automobiles are used mainly to control air conditioning, audio, and car navigation...

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