In Japan, Ajinomoto and Toray will conduct a joint research for manufacturing the nylon raw material 1,5-pentanediamine from the amino acid lysine produced from plant materials by Ajinomoto using fermentation technology, and commercializing a biobased nylon made from this substance.
The two companies have already carried out successful test production of 1,5-PD using Ajinomoto’s feed-use lysine, as well as test production of biobased nylon made by polymerizing 1,5-PD. They plan to further expand the scope of their collaboration to include development of production processes and evaluation of use in textile and plastics applications.
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Category: Chems & Materials