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Lygos and Sirrus team up for biobased diethyl malonate

by Michael McCoy
July 12, 2019 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 97, ISSUE 28

The biobased chemical maker Lygos says it has delivered a metric ton of biobased diethyl malonate to Sirrus for use as a raw material for making methylene malonate monomers for adhesives and other applications. Sirrus plans to build a commercial malonate monomer plant in Ohio. Lygos CEO Eric Steen says the current diethyl malonate market is about 60,000 metric tons per year, and he sees a need for a biobased product to supply Sirrus and others.

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