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Published on Monday, 27 September 2010

Castor bean technology hits the stores

Written by Haydn Davis

castorCOLOMBES - Products made with Arkema’s range of polymers derived from renewable castor beans are now commercially available.

Chemical company Arkema launched Rilsan PA11, its bio-sourced range of technical polymers which can be spun into high performance synthetic textile fibres, at the 2009 edition of Techtextil. Now, just over 12 months on, Monnet, the French sports socks specialist, has introduced a range of ski socks using the fibre while Unitika, a Japanese company specializing in technical fibres has launched a range of ultra durable luggage.