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Biobased Rubber Additive Deal

8:27 AM MDT | July 11, 2011

Elevance Renewable Sciences (Bolingbrook, IL) says it has signed a collaboration deal with rubber processor Hutchinson Worldwide (Paris) to test Elevance’s biobased chemicals for use as processing additives. Work to date has demonstrated “early technical success,” Elevance says. Elevance’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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