Tag: Toray

Toray Succeeds in Production of Bio-Based PBT

Toray demonstrates products made from renewable PBT — another landmark step in “replacing the whole barrel of oil”. In California, Toray Industries announced that it has successfully made a partially bio-based PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) using 1,4-butanediol (BDO) made with Genomatica’s bio-based process technology. Toray is the first company to publicly confirm successful PBT polymerization of […]

April 25, 2013 More

Ajinomoto, Toray partner to develop renewable nylon

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 […]

February 28, 2012 More

First bio-based PET fiber produced by Toray

In Japan, Toray Industries reports they have succeeded in producing laboratory-scale samples of the world’s first fully renewable biobased PET fiber by using fully renewable biobased PET derived from biobased para-xylene from Gevo.  Toray used terephthalic acid synthesized from Gevo’s biobased para-xylene and commercially available renewable mono ethylene glycol (MEG) as raw materials, and successfully […]

November 23, 2011 More