Verdezyne builds Malaysian DDDA plant | August 7, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 32 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 32 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 7, 2017

Verdezyne builds Malaysian DDDA plant

Department: Business
Keywords: biobased chemicals, corrosion inhibitors

California-based Verdezyne, a biobased chemicals maker, has begun construction of a dodecanedioic acid (DDDA) plant in southern Malaysia. The company will produce DDDA via yeast fermentation using waste materials from palm oil processing. DDDA is a 12-carbon diacid, normally made from petroleum, used as an intermediate building block in products such as corrosion inhibitors and specialty coatings. Plans for the 6,000-metric-ton-per-year plant were first announced in November 2014.

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