Issue Date: August 11, 2008
PolyOne Licenses Battelle Patents
Plastics compounder PolyOne has licensed a series of biobased plasticizer patents from Battelle, an independent research organization. Using the patents, PolyOne plans to develop renewable specialty plasticizers and plasticizer-containing vinyl compounds. According to PolyOne, the global market for traditional petroleum-derived plasticizers is $11 billion per year, 20% of which is for specialty plasticizers.
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