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PolyOne partners with Segetis for bio-based plasticizers

PolyOne Corporation has announced an agreement with chemical company Segetis to develop bio-derived plasticize...


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April 24, 2010 by Canadian Plastics

PolyOne Corporation has announced an agreement with chemical company Segetis to develop bio-derived plasticizers for use in targeted petroleum and bio-based polymers.

The joint agreement is intended for a variety of end-use markets, such as electronics, consumer, healthcare, and automotive.

 

Initial developments will be tested in the U.S., the companies said in a press release, but they expect all resulting technology platforms will become globally available.

Avon Lake, Ohio-based PolyOne previously announced joint development efforts with Archer Daniels Midland to produce bio-plasticizers for use in vinyl-related markets. The planned development work with Golden Valley, Minn.-based Segetis will expand PolyOne’s current relationships in bio-derived plasticizers to extend into non-vinyl products.