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EcoSynthetix expands production of biobased polymers [Registered]

The Canadian-based start-up EcoSynthetix, whose patented technology produces biobased substitute to petroleum-based latex coating that gives glossy sheen to coated paper and paperboard products, recently announced that it has commissioned a new 80 million pound (36.3 million kg) production line within its existing US manufacturing facility, bringing the Company’s annualized capacity to 235 million pounds (106.6 million kg). The production technology effectively involves a “reactive extrusion process that converts [plant-based] starch from a soluble polymer into insoluble particles, ranging in size from 50 – 150 nm.” Properties of these biopolymers are essentially similar to the emulsion polymer widely used in…

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