04 November 2010 17:33 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS)--Eastman Chemical has entered into a joint venture with Italian firm Mazzucchelli 1849 SPA to produce compounded cellulose diacetate (CDA) in ?xml:namespace>
The venture would produce bio-derived CDA for use in various injection moulded applications, Eastman said.
Eastman’s cellulosics are produced from 100%-renewable softwood materials, the company added.
The joint venture agreement was in response to increasing demand for cellulosic materials, Eastman said. It did not disclose financial or capacity details.
For more on Eastman Chemical and other producers visit ICIS company intelligence
Check out Doris de Guzman’s Green Chemicals Blog for views on sustainability issues
To discuss issues facing the chemical industry go to ICIS connect
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
Asian Chemical Connections