US Myriant chosen as supplier for Oxea's bio-based plasticizers

19 February 2014 16:42 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Myriant, a global renewable chemicals company, has supplied commercial quantities of bio-succinic acid to Oxea for use in the production of bio-based, phthalate-free plasticizers, the companies announced on Wednesday.

Oxea is expanding its portfolio of phthalate-free plasticizers with its new bio-based Oxblue product line. Applications for Oxblue include food cling wraps, flooring, soft toys, adhesives and sealants.

“Myriant’s bio-succinic acid is a key ingredient in our Oxblue product line, and in Myriant we have found a reliable supplier offering a high quality bio-succinic acid product,” said Jacco de Haas, global marketing manager specialty esters at Oxea.

Myriant produces the bio-succinic acid at its plant located in Lake Providence, Louisiana.

Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters and amines.

By Jessie Waldheim