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DuPont Tate & Lyle and Flokser partner to produce artificial leather with biobased glycol [Registered]

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products recently announced that Susterra® 1,3-propanediol (PDO) has been selected by Poliser, a division of the Flokser Group, as the biobased building block material for its new artificial leather fabric containing about 70% bio-content. The new eco-friendly artificial leather was developed using a polyester polyol-based on PDO succinate with the crosslinker being Susterra® 1,3-propanediol. Susterra® 1,3-propanediol is certified 100% biobased by the US Department of Agriculture, making it attractive for companies seeking to add renewable content to their products. The petrochemical substitute glycol used in the manufacture is claimed to use 40% less non-renewable energy.…

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