Plant-Based Polymers Link Roquette, Rhodia | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 7 | p. 20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 13, 2012

Plant-Based Polymers Link Roquette, Rhodia

Department: Business
Keywords: biobased materials, cellulose acetate, starch

Roquette and Rhodia are joining to develop new plant-based polymers. The French companies say they will combine their respective strengths in starch derivatives and industrial technologies. Roquette is one of the world’s top starch manufacturers, whereas Rhodia calls itself the number three producer of cellulose acetate, which is derived from wood pulp. The firms say they will produce several tons of starch acetate this year for testing in markets such as paper, paint, dyestuffs, and pharmaceuticals.

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