June 25, 2013

Lanxess, Genomatica produce biobased PBT

This is the first time that the blog has heard about Germany-based specialty chemical firm Lanxess working on biobased engineering plastic polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) in partnership with US renewable chemicals company Genomatica.

The companies announced today that Lanxess has produced biobased PBT at its 80 ktpy co-owned petro-based PBT production facility in Hamm-Uentrop, Germany, using 20 tons of Genomatica's 1,4 butanediol (BDO) as one of the raw materials. The Hamm-Uentrop PBT facility is a 50-50 joint venture between Lanxess and DuPont.

PBT production facility in Hamm-Uentrop, Germany

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