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Published on Monday, 12 August 2013

Invista accelerates bio-polymer progress

Written by John Mowbray

PolymersWICHITA – Invista has teamed up with Portuguese biotechnology firm SilicoLife to develop new technologies to enable bio-derived processes for the production of butadiene, a key intermediate chemical used in the manufacture of nylon 6,6 for textile fibres. The move follows a similar deal with LanzaTech last year, which is expected to go commercial in 2016.


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