October 18, 2013

Lanxess' customers showcase PBT using bio-BDO

This week is chock-full of press releases especially coming from K2013 that hopefully it will calm down next week because it is my newsletter deadline week!

For this news, Genomatica has been building up the downstream applications for its bio-based butanediol (BDO) and at the K Show, the company announced partners such as DSM and Lanxess achieving product milestones in the use Genomatica's BDO to make bio-based PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) - a thermoplastic engineering polymer made from BDO and terephthalic acid, and is closely related to thermoplastic polyesters such as PET.

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