Issue Date: November 12, 2012
BioAmber To Supply Plastics For Autos
BioAmber will supply biobased succinic acid to a Faurecia-Mitsubishi Chemical partnership for making automotive plastics. Faurecia, which calls itself the world’s sixth-largest auto equipment supplier, has researched plastics made from natural materials since 2006. The Faurecia-Mitsubishi partnership aims to develop a polymer for auto interior parts such as door panel trim, instrument panels, and air ducts. The plastic will be based on Mitsubishi’s polybutylene succinate, with a target of using 100% biomass raw materials.
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