Tag: Toray

Sugar, sugar: Toray, Mitsui set out to build monster cellulosic sugar plant in Asia

Sugar, sugar: Toray, Mitsui set out to build monster cellulosic sugar plant in Asia

January 16, 2017 |

Last week we reported that Toray Industries has teamed with Mitsui to produce cellulosic sugars from bagasse leftover from the sugar production process at Thai sugar mills. The companies will invest up to $51 million to build one of the world’s largest bagasse-based cellulosic sugar plants. Producing 1,400 tons of cellulosic sugar annually that will be used […]

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Toray Succeeds in Production of Bio-Based PBT

Toray Succeeds in Production of Bio-Based PBT

April 25, 2013 |

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 […]

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Ajinomoto, Toray partner to develop renewable nylon

Ajinomoto, Toray partner to develop renewable nylon

February 28, 2012 |

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 […]

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First bio-based PET fiber produced by Toray

First bio-based PET fiber produced by Toray

November 23, 2011 |

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 […]

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