BioAmber named supplier Bayer MaterialScience’s new product line

BioAmber named supplier for Bayer MaterialScience’s new product line

6:21 AM, 27th April 2015
BioAmber named supplier for Bayer MaterialScience’s new product line

MINNESOTA, US: Biotechnology company BioAmber Inc said Bayer MaterialScience AG, Bayer AG has named it as the supplier of bio-succinic acid, used to produce a new range of bio-based polyurethanes for textile applications that Bayer MaterialScience has begun commercializing.

Bayer MaterialScience launched Impranil eco, a series of bio-based waterborne polyurethane dispersions with renewable content that reaches as high as 65 per cent. Impranil eco has been developed to address the textile needs of the sportswear/footwear, automotive and fashion industries. 

“Sustainability is becoming a purchasing decision criterion for consumers and is high on the agenda for the textiles industry. Impranil eco improves the ecological footprint for manufacturers, OEMs and brand owners. For the renewable raw materials for Impranil eco, we are happy to have partnered with BioAmber, a technology leader that will provide a reliable supply of these precursors in sufficient scale,” said Nicholas Smith, global head, textile coating, Bayer MaterialScience.

The market for bio-succinic acid is poised for rapid growth as manufacturers seek to increase the renewable content in their products by using more bio-based polyurethanes.

“Through formulation expertise and innovation, Bayer MaterialScience has shown that greener, more sustainable solutions can match the performance of existing products and be true drop-ins. With our 30,000 tonne plant now being commissioned in Sarnia, we will reliably supply bio-succinic acid to customers spanning the polyurethane, paints and coatings, personal and home care, plastics and food markets,” said Babette Pettersen, BioAmber Chief Commercial Officer.

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