Sustainable chemicals company BioAmber and joint venture DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products are set to launch a co-sponsored polyol sampling program at UTECH North America on April 6 to accelerate the speed to market for bio-based solutions.

“Bio-based alternative products manufactured from renewable resources can have advanced technical properties and functionality compared to their petroleum-based counterparts,” explained Laurie Kronenberg, Global Marketing Director for DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. “Jointly DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products and BioAmber have developed and characterized multiple bio-based polyols. The immediate availability of these polyols in addition to the characterization data enables urethane manufacturers to perform faster initial testing of bio-based solutions.”

Louise Batchelor, Vice President of Marketing for BioAmber added, “These polyols are the building blocks that deliver high performance in a variety of polyurethane applications, from footwear and waterproof films to artificial leather and coating, adhesives and elastomer applications. We are providing these to accelerate innovation for our customers.”