Novamont boosts bio content in polymer

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: June 19, 2013 12:58 pm ET
Updated: June 19, 2013 12:59 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Product News

Italian firm CDA de Novamont SpA has developed bioplastics with both monomers based on renewable resources.

The Novara, Italy, firm uses azelaic acid and other acids derived from vegetable oils to combine with 1,4 butanediol derived from sugar fermentation. The butanediol is made by a process developed by Genomatica Inc. of San Diego, Calif.

Novamont said it plans to build a dedicated plant to make the butanediol monomer through its MaterBiotech subsidiary.

Novamont claims its new polymers can be used to make flexible and rigid films, coatings, extruded parts and thermoformed goods. The products’ reliance on renewable resources cuts down on dependence of fossil fuels.

Novamont has invested about Euros 300 million in the new technology since it first revealed its road map in 2009 to develop it.

Novamont is partnering with Italian firm ENI Versalis for the azeleic acid process.

“I am convinced that integrated biorefineries that focus on a number of value-added products represent a virtuous way of interpreting the concept of bioeconomy and a real opportunity for our country and Europe,” explains Novamont CEO Catia Bastioli in a news release.

Tel. 39-0321-6996-11, email press@novamont.com.


Comments

Novamont boosts bio content in polymer

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: June 19, 2013 12:58 pm ET
Updated: June 19, 2013 12:59 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Extrusion equipment makers adapting to market demands

February 25, 2015 2:11 pm ET

Extrusion equipment suppliers strive to meet new needs of the marketplace. While they continue upgrading speed, output and quality, they're also...    More

Image

Blow molding equipment makers turn up the efficiency

February 25, 2015 2:08 pm ET

Coming off a year of overall stable sales in 2014, blow molding equipment suppliers are looking for some growth coming from the packaging, automotive ...    More

Image

Thermoforming equipment makers to display new products, capabilities

February 25, 2015 1:52 pm ET

Thermoforming equipment makers, component suppliers and machine dealers will display their products and discuss capabilities during NPE 2015, March...    More

SKZ adds lab kneader

February 25, 2015 2:51 pm ET

Buss AG wants you to be gentle in the laboratory. SKZ, a German plastics center in Wurzburg, has added a Buss MX 30 lab kneader.    More

Benchtop rotomolder helps molders design for hard-to-reach areas

February 25, 2015 2:46 pm ET

493K Ltd. said its new K-Kreator benchtop rotational molding machine comes with a test mold included, for mechanical testing using shot weights of les...    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

North America represents about 30 percent of the global consumption of flexible packaging. Annual growth in this region is forecast at 4 percent during the next 5 years.

For more insight on growth opportunities, drivers of growth and the outlook for 2015, download this report.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events