Clariant, Global Bioenergies sign pact for biobased isobutene | January 8, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 2 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 96 Issue 2 | p. 9 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 8, 2018

Clariant, Global Bioenergies sign pact for biobased isobutene

Department: Business
Keywords: Biobased chemicals, Global Bioenergies, isobutene, cosmetic ingredients, Clariant
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This plant in Leuna, Germany, is producing biobased isobutene for cosmetics applications.
Credit: Global Bioenergies
The outside of a demonstration-scale plant for making isobutene from sugar is shown in a photo.
 
This plant in Leuna, Germany, is producing biobased isobutene for cosmetics applications.
Credit: Global Bioenergies

Swiss specialty chemical firm Clariant and French industrial biotech company Global Bioenergies have developed a biobased polymer used to modify rheology in cosmetic creams and lotions. The polymer is made from sugar-derived isobutene, and more than half its carbon is from renewable sources. The two companies say they are working to scale up production at Global Bioenergies’ demonstration plant in Leuna, Germany.

 
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