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K 2013: Solvay introduces biobased engineering plastics

6:14 AM MDT | October 18, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Solvay launched a cellulose acetate biobased plastic, manufactured using wood pulp—an entirely renewable resource obtained from SFI certified forests—at the K plastics fair, currently taking place in Düsseldorf.  This new and amorphous engineering plastic is a non-toxic material and will be marketed under the Ocalio brand name. Together with a biobased plasticizer, the biobased content of this range of compounds is currently 50%. Cellulose acetate compounds can replace engineering plastics such as polymethyl methacrylate and acrylonitrile...

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