Biobased glycols are gaining attention

04/4/2012 | ICIS Chemical Business (U.K.)

Biobased glycols are gaining attention and investment beyond traditional sectors such as oleochemicals. DuPont and other companies are exploring biofuel uses, while Solvay already produces propylene glycol and epichlorohydrin at a plant in Thailand. "Bio-derivatives may not reach into every product slate in the petrochemical groups. But as the bio-derivative products filter into commercial markets, then competition and co-existence can be expected," predicts Judith Taylor.

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