Encapsulation firm buys itaconic acid maker | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 27 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 4, 2016

Encapsulation firm buys itaconic acid maker

Department: Business
Keywords: specialty chemicals, biobased chemicals, controlled release, encapsulation, itaconic

Revolymer, a U.K. company selling encapsulation technology for controlled release, has agreed to acquire the U.S.-based specialty polymer firm Itaconix for $7 million and a further $6 million subject to performance criteria. Itaconix produces polymers from biobased itaconic acid. It has 40 pending or issued patents relating to itaconic acid-based polymers for uses including mineral dispersion in paints and odor removal in home care products.

 
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