Megatrends such as resource consumption, environmental issues, and population growth across the globe have created a demand for environmentally friendly bio-based solutions. However, the time it takes to develop a bio-based solution can be time consuming for manufacturers as the base structure of the urethane has to be altered at the molecular level. To address this need, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products and BioAmber will launch a co-sponsored polyol sampling program at UTECH North America, April 6 -7, in Charlotte, N.C. to accelerate the speed to market for bio-based solutions.
“Bio-based alternative products manufactured from renewable resources can have advanced technical properties and functionality compared to their petroleum-based counterparts,” explains Laurie Kronenberg, global marketing director for DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. “Jointly DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products and BioAmber have developed and characterized multiple bio-based polyols. The immediate availability of these polyols in addition to the characterization data enables urethane manufacturers to perform faster initial testing of bio-based solutions.”
“These polyols are the building blocks that deliver high performance in a variety of polyurethane applications, from footwear and waterproof films to artificial leather and coating, adhesives and elastomer applications. We are providing these to accelerate innovation for our customers,” advises Louise Batchelor, vice president of Marketing for BioAmber.
To learn more attend the sustainability sessions or stop by the UTECH NA Expo:
- “Production of Bio-based Polyester Polyols for New Polyurethane Applications,” presented by Bob Miller, account manager, North America, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products – Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 12:30 p.m., Charlotte Convention Center, Theater 1
- “Bio-Based Succinic Acid: A Building Block for Succinate Polyester Polyols in Modified Thermoplastic Urethanes for Elastomers and Hot Melt Adhesives,” presented by Bill Coggio, Global Applications and Technology Support manager, Bio Amber – Thursday, April 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m., Charlotte Convention Center, Theater 1
- DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products – Booth 225, UTECH NA Expo
- Bio Amber – Booth 213 UTECH, NA Expo
BioAmber (NYSE: BIOA) is an industrial biotechnology company producing sustainable chemicals. Its proprietary technology platform combines industrial biotechnology and chemical catalysis to convert renewable feedstock into sustainable chemicals for use in a wide variety of everyday products including plastics, paints, food additives and personal care products.
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is a joint venture between DuPont, a global science company, and Tate & Lyle, a world-leading renewable food and industrial ingredients company. DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products provides natural and renewably sourced ingredients that enhance product performance. For more information on the company’s products, visit http://www.duponttateandlyle.com to see the solutions we offer across a wide variety of markets and applications through our two leading bio-based performance brands – Susterra® and Zemea®.