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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