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Elevance and Arkema partner to develop and produce biobased polymers [Registered]

The French-based Elevance and the US-based Arkema recently announced a global partnership for the development and production of biobased specialty polymers. Elevance is providing novel, differentiated, functionalized renewable starting materials, including the company’s 9-decenoic methyl ester, from their bio refineries. Arkema has a long and well-established background in the field of biobased specialty polymers. The companies will jointly work on the development of a range of specialty biobased polymers based on methyl ester intermediate from Elevance. Speaking of the alliance, Jean-Luc Dubois, Scientific Director, for Arkema said that the partnership offers a “strategic opportunity to expand our current feedstocks for…

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