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DSM validates biobased BDO for thermoplastic copolyesters

2:21 PM MDT | October 28, 2013

DSM announced 8 October that it has tested and approved the use of Genomatica’s (San Diego) biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO) for use in DSM’s Arnitel thermoplastic copolyester, allowing DSM to increase biobased content in the high-performance engineering plastic to as much as 73%. DSM plans to start transitioning its Arnitel portfolio to biobased BDO as soon as supplies are readily...

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