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A Replacement for Man

A Replacement for Man

January 16, 2014 |

Is succinic acid’s path to success right through Maleic Anhydride (MAN)?  And can it change the narrative for every biobased molecule replacing a fossil-based one? And what does this exactly have to do with the poet Alexander Pope? We investigate. When Alexander Pope opined in “Essay on Man” 1734 that the “proper study of Mankind is […]

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Purac, Perstorp sign partnership for caprolactone lactide development

Purac, Perstorp sign partnership for caprolactone lactide development

March 14, 2013 |

In the Netherlands, Purac and Perstorp announced a research and business development partnership for caprolactone lactide co-product, for amongst others coatings and adhesive markets. Combining the complementary strengths of Purac in renewable lactic acid based chemicals and Perstorp in specialty products for coatings and plastics has already resulted in partly renewable caprolactone lactide co-products. Possible uses for […]

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Netherlands’ Purac to acquire BIRD Engineering, and technology for biobased materials, building blocks

Netherlands’ Purac to acquire BIRD Engineering, and technology for biobased materials, building blocks

March 7, 2013 |

In the Netherlands, Purac announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire BIRD Engineering B.V., the Netherlands.  BIRD Engineering is a biotech contract research company, specifically in the field of industrial microbiology. BIRD has experience with various micro-organisms, mostly bacteria and yeasts, and has expertise in the field of the development of new […]

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Purac offering high performance PLA resins to accelerate market introduction of bioplastics

Purac offering high performance PLA resins to accelerate market introduction of bioplastics

February 14, 2013 |

In the Netherlands, Purac is now offering poly lactic acid resins to those interested in exploring the benefits of high performance bioplastics. Purac offers these samples to brand owners, converters and compounders for easier evaluation of the performance benefits of PURALACT Lactide based PLA. The range of samples include PLLA and PDLA homopolymer resins with […]

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Purac demonstrates how easily PLA can be recycled

Purac demonstrates how easily PLA can be recycled

December 3, 2012 |

In the Netherlands, Purac is sponsoring the Perpetual Plastic Project to highlight how easily PLA bioplastic can be recycled. PLA drinking cups were provided by Purac; intended for use at events where people can immediately recycle them into new products after use. The project is designed to educate people on the recyclability of bioplastic. The […]

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BASF and Purac to form Succinity GmbH for bio-succinic acid production

BASF and Purac to form Succinity GmbH for bio-succinic acid production

October 9, 2012 |

In Germany and the Netherlands, BASF and Purac, a subsidiary of CSM, are establishing a joint venture for the production and sale of biobased succinic acid. The company will be named Succinity GmbH and will be operational in 2013, with an annual capacity of 10,000 metric tons. The two companies are currently modifying an existing […]

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BASF, Purac aim for bio-based succinic acid JV

BASF, Purac aim for bio-based succinic acid JV

August 10, 2011 |

In Germany, BASF and Purac have started negotiations to form a joint venture for the production of bio-based succinic acid.  The two companies have been conducting research since 2009, which has lead to a sustainable and efficient manufacturing process based on a proprietary microorganism. The two companies are looking to have a 25,000 ton fermentation […]

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