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Market for biobased tetrahydrofuran abound says industry analyst [Registered]

The global market for tetrahydrofuran (THF) is projected to reach 808,900 tons by year 2017, driven by sustained demand from polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG), a major raw material used in manufacture of spandex fibres, according to the recently published report by Global Industry Analysts. Growth opportunities for the market also stem from escalating demand for green technologies worldwide, which is expected to trigger the industry shift towards THF produced through biobased manufacturing process. THF is a highly flammable, clear, colorless liquid, used in the production of polyurethane stretch fibers, coatings, adhesives, printing inks, magnetic tape and as a reaction solvent.…

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