New biomaterials showcase Biosuccinium as front-runner with winning footprint
Reverdia joined leading polyurethanes (PU) manufacturers to display a range of biomaterials at PSE Europe 2017 in Munich, Germany. According to the company, these Biosuccinium-based polyurethanes have a significant share of bio-based content, reduced carbon footprint and will enable more sustainable products.
The samples presented at the trade show included industrial components (cast PU), artificial leather (PU dispersion) and a range of products specifically for the footwear industry such as shoe soles for casual shoes (microcellular PU) and a sole plate (TPU) for football boots and other field sports. Reverdia said that the bio-based content is as high as 60 % in the case of the TPU and the artificial leather. All of these parts have been manufactured using Biosuccinium, which has a 90 % lower carbon footprint than petrobased adipic acid, according to the manufacturer.
Lawrence Theunissen, Global Director Application Development at Reverdia said, “I’m very excited to present these Biosuccinium-based polyurethanes which can be used in footwear and automotive products. Reverdia is building on its existing co-development partnerships along the value chain to demonstrate the many opportunities bio-succinic acid offers to PU producers.”