DuPont, Braskem team up on adhesive resins, polymer modifiers

13 November 2012 17:56  [Source: ICIS news]

CAMPINAS, Brazil (ICIS)--DuPont will make coextrudable adhesive resins and polymer modifiers through a partnership with petrochemical producer Braskem, the Brazilian firm announced on Tuesday.

Under the deal, the US-based chemical major DuPont will produce coextrudable adhesive resins and polymer modifiers by using Braskem's green polyethylene (PE) as a more sustainable alternative for oil-based products, Braskem said.

DuPont will use Braskem's green polyethylene on its Bynel and Fusabond products.

According to DuPont, the Fusabond resins are modified polymers that have been functionalised, typically by maleic anhydride grafting, to help bond together dissimilar polymers used in toughened, filled and blended compounds. 

The companies did not disclose details on how much adhesive resins and polymer modifiers they will produce.


By: Leo Siqueira
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