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French Firm Increases Capacity for Biobased Intermediate

6:02 AM MDT | September 15, 2010 | Ian Young

Roquette (Lestrem, France) says its annual production capacity for isosorbide at Lestrem will increase to "several thousand tonnes" by the beginning of 2011. The company did not detail its existing capacity. The project consolidates Roquette's position as the world leader for isosorbide, the company says. Isosorbide is a biobased intermediate for new polymers and plasticizers. It is obtained by dehydration of sorbitol, for which Roquette is also the biggest producer worldwide. Isosorbide is used to make specialty polymers in the polyester...

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