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Biobased Rubber Additive Deal
10:48 AM MDT | July 8, 2011
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Bolingbrook, IL) says it has signed a collaboration deal with rubber processor Hutchinson Worldwide (Paris) to test Elevanceâ€™s biobased chemicals for use as processing additives. Work to date has demonstrated â€śearly technical success,â€ť Elevance says. Elevanceâ€™s technology converts triglycerides and fatty acids found in natural oils into multiple fuel and chemical streams. The platform can produce C18 diacids and esters from 9-decenoic acid and esters at purity levels sufficient for applications in specialty nylons, powder...
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