International Sugar Journal

New catalysts produce sugar alcohols cheaply [Registered]

Polyalcohols are widely used in the food industry, especially in candy and gum because they bring the sweet without the risk of cavities. Researchers at ICIQ (Tarragona, Spain) and ETH (Zurich, Switzerland) designed a process using metallic catalysts to produce sweeteners like mannitol or ribitol from widely available glucose or arabinose.

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Mitsubishi commences production and sale of biobased polycarbonatediol [Registered]

The company currently has the capacity to produce some 1,000 tons per year of the new polycarbonatediol, and plans to expand production capacity as demand increases.

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