Elevance is set to begin commercial production of its new C18 diacids at its Indonesia biorefinery. The mid-chain length octadecanedioic acid, trademarked Inherent, will allow the development of tough new pre-polymers with greater optical clarity, hydrolytic stability and solvent resistance, the company said. The product is suitable for medical, food service and automotive applications, Doris De Guzman writes.

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