10 April 2012

Georgia Gulf, Galata Chemicals ink deal to develop bio-based PVC compounds

Drapex Alpha, a primary plasticizer produced from renewable feedstocks

In Connecticut, Georgia Gulf and Galata Chemicals announced a collaborative effort to develop a line of flexible bio-based PVC compounds containing Drapex Alpha, a primary plasticizer produced from renewable feedstocks by Galata. The bio-based vinyl compounds are suitable for wire and cable, medical uses and a range of general-purpose customer needs in the area of environmental-oriented applications, and can be custom blended at Georgia Gulf’s Aberdeen, Gallman, Madison and Prairie facilities in Mississippi.

Drapex Alpha is a bio-based primary plasticizer that is commercially available from Galata’s facilities in North America and Europe and is part of Galata Chemicals’ sustainable product offering.

Source: BiofuelsDigest, 2012-04-10.

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