My apologies for the delay in this post. I had to do several phone calls throughout the day today and yesterday. My twittering and Facebook addiction also got the best of me lately ;-).
Here are this week's news roundup:
Reverdia, Helm biosuccinic partnership
Bio-succinic acid producer Reverdia has partnered with European chemical distributor Helm AG for the distribution and joint market development of Reverdia's Biosuccinium. Reverdia expects its 10,000 tonne/year biobased succinic acid plant in Cassano Spinola, Italy, to start operations by the end of 2012. Helm said the biobased succinic acid will be a good addition to its portfolio of biobased chemicals and diacids such as sebacic, azelaic and adipic acid.
Perstorp capitalizes on bioplastic growth
Swedish chemical firm Perstorp said it is committed to meet the strong growing demand for biodegradable plastics with its Capa thermoplastics, which is made from biodegradable resins polycaprolactone (PCL). Perstorp said its Capa Thermoplastics can blend well with many other polymers. The company doubled the production capacity of its Capa biodegradable resins at its Warrington, England, plant last year
TOKU-E's bioacrylamide now available
TOKU-E company announced that its newly developed ultra-pure bioconversion acrylamide is now available in bulk quantities for electrophoresis and other life science applications. The company produces its ultra pure acrylamide using enzyme conversion with nitrile hydratase.
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