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Chemical Week Magazine :: Business & Finance :: Europe/Mideast
Versalis and Yulex plan biorubber production in southern Europe
8:43 AM MST | February 8, 2013 | —Natasha Alperowicz
Versalis (Milan), a leading producer of elastomers; and Yulex (Phoenix), an agricultural biomaterials company, are forming a partnership to manufacture biorubber materials based on the renewable industrial crop guayule. The companies plan to build an industrial production complex in southern Europe by mid-2016. The partnership will cover the entire chain from crop science to biorubber extraction and will include the construction of a biomass power station. Versalis says that the initial focus will be on consumer and specialty markets with a target to optimize the...
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