Tag: nylon

Genomatica hits huge milestone, produces world’s 1st ton of renewable nylon intermediate

Genomatica hits huge milestone, produces world’s 1st ton of renewable nylon intermediate

February 1, 2020 |

In California arrives the news that 80 years after nylon’s first commercial production, Genomatica achieved a new milestone for the material — its production of the world’s first renewably-sourced ton of the key ingredient for nylon-6, made from plants instead of crude oil. But what does this really mean for the future of nylon? A […]

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Begone, ye olde nylon! Novel technology appears for affordable, sustainable Nylon 2.0

Begone, ye olde nylon! Novel technology appears for affordable, sustainable Nylon 2.0

February 11, 2016 |

Users of car parts, plastic wheels, synthetic rope, fibers, shoes, guitar strings and a host of other everyday applications may be unexpectedly joining the biobased revolution soon, now that engineers at Iowa State University have combined a genetically engineered strain of yeast and an electrocatalyst to affordably convert sugar into a new type of nylon. […]

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Route 6,6: Is biobased the new highway to the old nylon?

Route 6,6: Is biobased the new highway to the old nylon?

August 5, 2014 |

If you get hip to this nylon tip, and take a California trip, you’ll get a kick from Genomatica’s new route to 6,6. From California, we’ve learned that Genomatica is going public with its third development program, entering into the world of biobased nylon intermediates – after its success in licensing its BDO process to […]

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Researchers report on integrated soybean biorefinery

Researchers report on integrated soybean biorefinery

August 27, 2012 |

In Pennsylvania, researchers reported at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society that a new integrated soybean biorefinery can use well-established chemical processes to transform other components in soybeans into an array of valuable materials. Proteins in soybean meal, for instance, can be processed into ingredients used to make a variety […]

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Nylon from the sun: Verdezyne opens pilot plant for bio-based adipic acid

Nylon from the sun: Verdezyne opens pilot plant for bio-based adipic acid

December 1, 2011 |

In California, Verdezyne has opened its first pilot plant to produce adipic acid, a key component of nylon 6,6. The new facility, located in Carlsbad, California will be used to accelerate the commercialization of Verdezyne’s bio-based adipic acid, which is one of two components used to manufacture ‘green’ nylon 6,6 and thermoplastic polyurethane resins from […]

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Chinese castor-to-nylon project reaches full capacity

Chinese castor-to-nylon project reaches full capacity

July 18, 2011 |

In China, Suzhou Hipro Polymers reports that since launching a line of nylon products made with castor oil at ChinaPlas 2010, its plant is running at full capacity of 5,000 tonnes per year. In June, Hipro started construction of a plant to bring annual production to 15,000 tonnes per year, which they expect to start […]

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