04 February 2010 17:28 [Source: ICIS news]
Sinoven produces biodegradable polybutylene succinate plastic at its facilities in ?xml:namespace>
The acquisition will help move DNP’s proprietary bio-based succinic acid down the value chain, said Jean-Francois Huc, president of DNP.
Bioamber, DNP’s joint venture company with France-based ARD, last month started its new 2,000 tonne/year bio-based succinic acid facility in
ARD (Agro-industrie Recherches et Developpements) is the research and development (R&D) centre of a large agro-industrial consortium in
Sinoven had said it would be the first company to commercialise polybutylene succinate with renewable content above 50%. Applications for the bio-polybutylene succinate include food-service coffee lids, cups, dishes, cutlery, disposable razors, writing instruments and cosmetic packaging.
The acquisition also boosts DNP by giving it a presence in
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