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K‘2013 Preview Invista Invista continues to innovate across the entire polyamide value chain. In addition to the company’s Engineering Polymers business, INVISTA has established its own internal biotechnology capability and is looking at a number of opportunities to develop biological routes to its products and feedstocks. Since August 2012, INVISTA has announced three biotechnology-related collaborations. One of the initial focuses of the collaborations will be the production of bio-derived butadiene. These collaborations—with LanzaTech, Arzeda and SilicoLife—should allow INVISTA to accelerate the development of bio-derived butadiene and other innovations in the broader bio-derived industrial chemical product space. Through biotechnology innovations and its Engineering Polymers product design capabilities, INVISTA continues to demonstrate its global commitment to delivering long-term value to customers. www.invista.com 8bF47

ROQUETTE As one of the 5 global leaders in the starch manufacturing industry, Roquette offers a full range of innovative and sustainable plant-based solutions for the plastic industry. GAÏALENE is an industrial range of plant-based plastics eco-designed by Roquette, and comprising filmable, injectable or foamable grades that are able to be processed on conventional equipment. With their warm, silky feel, natural anti-static properties and low density, these fully- recyclable materials are suitable for a wide range of application areas. POLYSORB is a range of highly pure isosorbide grades to replace fossil-based diols in polymers synthesis. Safe and 100 % biobased, its unique chemical structure yields improved optical and thermal properties for polycarbonate. Also, unlike PET, PEIT - polyethylene terephthalate containing Isosorbide polymers are suitable for hot-fill applications. POLYSORB ID is a new range of 100% plant-based and phthalate free plasticizers for PVC and other polymers with a favorable toxicological profile and technical performance equal to that of DINP or DINCH. POLYSORB ID can be used without any reformulation work or need for process parameters adaptation. www.gaialene.com 8BA 78

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Lubrizol Corporation At K’2013, in addition to its wide-range of Estane Engineered Polymers, Lubrizol will be highlighting its highperformance specialty TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) resins, which are marketed under the global commercial brand names Pearlthane, Pearlthane ECO, Pearlbond, Pearlbond ECO, Pearlstick and Pearlcoat. This broad portfolio of products - aliphatic and aromatic, bio-based, polycaprolactone (PCL) copolyester elastomeric, polyether and copolymer-based – provides a single, convenient and reliable source for various materials needed to solve some of today’s toughest application challenges. Among the applications on show are the newly developed timing belts from BRECO Antriebstechnik Beheer GmbH & Co. KG. made from a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) from the Bio TPU by Merquinsa® product line. This line demonstrates the same thermal, chemical and hydrolysis resistance as standard polyester TPU grades. The new BRECOgreen and BRECOFLEXgreen timing belts are made from Pearlthane ECO D12T90 (38% biobased content according to ASTM-D6866), which offers excellent processability, very good hydrolysis and abrasion resistance, and has lower density and an improved value of low temperature flexibility in comparison to other polymer options for the same end-use applications. www.lubrizol.com/engineeredpolymers www.merquinsa.com 06C10

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