Monday, June 18, 2012

Bio-based 1,3 propanediol

Bio-based 1,3 propanediol
  • Bio-based 1,3 propanediol (PDO) is a renewable product that meets—and often exceeds—the performance of petroleum-based ingredients.
  • The family of renewable products based on our Bio-PDO™ process includes Susterra® propanediol for industrial applications such as deicing fluids and anti-freeze, and Zemea® propanediol for consumer applications such as cosmetics and personal care.
  • 1,3-propanediol (PDO), which is manufactured either by a chemical process using petroleum feedstock or by a fermentation (bio-based) process using corn sugar. 
  • DuPont's current bio-PDO capacity is around 45,000 t/a. The expansion is being driven by strong demand. Their corn-based bio-PDO is used as an ingredient ranging from cosmetics and personal care formulations to fluids and polymers including DuPont's Sorona® renewably sourced polymer. 

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