June 18, 2013

Novamont launches 4th Gen bioplastic

Novamont announced yesterday the launch of their first product under the 4th generation Mater-Bi® line of biodegradable and compostable bioplastics. Unlike the first three generations, the 4th one has monomer components that will use biomass.

Novamont said there will be two innovative technologies will enable the company to produce key monomers from renewable resources: A) vegetable oil transformed into azelaic acid and other diacids through a chemical process; B) sugar-based 1,4 butanediol (BDO) via Genomatica's technology.

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