22 February 2012 12:59 [Source: ICIS news]
“Our investment in BioAmber shows our commitment to launching a new generation of plasticisers that meet regulatory requirements and can also score in terms of sustainability,” said Jorge Nogueira, head of LANXESS' Functional Chemicals business unit, which produces phthalate-free plasticisers.
LANXESS and BioAmber have worked together for more than two years assessing the performance and opportunities of succinate-based esters in the plasticiser market.
In October 2011, LANXESS agreed a deal with BioAmber to jointly develop succinic acid-based plasticisers.
($1 = €0.75)
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