11 August 2010 23:19 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced on Wednesday that it has begun marketing corn-based isosorbide, saying the sugar derivative is a potential replacement for bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics and other applications.
BPA has come under increased scrutiny from regulators in the US and other countries because of concerns about potential health effects.
ADM said it was the first North American producer of corn-based isosorbide on a commercial scale.
Isosorbide has potential applications in polyesters, polyurethanes, epoxy resins, polycarbonates and surfactants, the company said.
The chemical will be offered in technical grade (97% purity) and polymer grade (99% purity), ADM said.
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