US Bayer MaterialScience to sell bio-based, recycled PC products

15 June 2009 16:47  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Bayer MaterialScience will start selling polycarbonate (PC) products made from renewable feedstock, the first such bio-based resins the company has marketed, the US company said on Monday.

Bayer said it started selling two grades of its Makroblend PC containing polylactide (PLA), a polymer derived from corn starch or sugarcane.

The company also introduced three grades of its Bayblend PC/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) blend composed of up to 55% recycled material. The company said the blends are its first products containing post-consumer recycled material.

Bayer MaterialScience, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a subsidiary of German chemical giant Bayer AG.

Other PC makers include Dow Chemical and SABIC Innovative Plastics.

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By: Ben Lefebvre
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