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Mitsubishi Chemical to expand capacity for biobased Durabio

7:22 AM MST | February 7, 2014

Mitsubishi Chemical says it has developed a grade of high-performance, high-transparency biobased engineering plastic, named 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 will target sales of Durabio for use in touch panels in the automotive sector, where demand is expected to increase significantly. Touch panels for cars are used mainly to control air-conditioning, audio, and car-navigation systems. Durabio offers...

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