October 5, 2011

Plant oil-based foams in vogue

Yesterday, I attended Dow Chemical's Investor Day event and got some interesting news on their bio-based chemicals portfolio including an update on their bio-polyethylene project in Brazil with Mitsui.

One of their announcements was their development of soybean oil-based acoustical foam formulation under the the tradename BETAFOAM Renue. Dow said it is currently in trials with a major North American OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and will be commercialized starting December this year.

[Photo credit: Cargill's BiOH soy foam]

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