International Sugar Journal

Braskem and Sojitz partner to produce and market bioMEG and bioMPG [Full subscriber]

Braskem, a market leader and pioneer in producing biopolymers on an industrial scale, and Sojitz, a global trading company based in Japan, recently announced the launch of Sustainea. The new company will focus on producing and commercialising bioMEG (monoethylene glycol) and bioMPG (monopropylene glycol).

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METEX and UPM partner to produce MonoPropylene Glycol from cellulosic sugars [Registered]

The two companies will develop the first to produce biobased MPG using cellulosic sugars in the fermentation process. MPG is currently used in various applications ranging from unsaturated polyester resins to paints, solvents, performance fluids, pharmaceuticals and personal care products.

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