DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Is Rethinking Plastics

WILMINGTON, Del. — November 21, 2016 — ‘Rethinking Plastics’ in a sustainable and resource-efficient way is the theme for this year’s 11th annual 2016 European Bioplastics Conference.  DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products will be front and center presenting new data and explaining how bio-based alternative products manufactured from renewable resources can have advanced technical properties and functionality compared to their petroleum-based counterparts.  Join us in Berlin  on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at 2 p.m. where Peter von den Kerkhoff, account executive EMEA at DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, will present “Bio-based Performance – Improving Polyurethane Synthetic Leather.”

“We believe that bioplastics are a major driver in the evolution of plastics and that they contribute significantly to a more sustainable society,” explained Hasso von Pogrell, managing director at European Bioplastics.  “We are pleased to have DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products join us this year and present as they celebrate this November a decade of offering higher-performing ingredients from a petroleum-free, sustainable and renewable source.”

“Bioplastics, including bio-based polyurethanes, are highly complex and sophisticated materials that can help make plastic products more sustainable and continue to develop the many benefits of plastics further,” stated Constance Issbruecker, environmental affairs manager at European Bioplastics.  “Due to a growing awareness and demand in our society for sustainable products and their impact on the environment, bioplastics materials are becoming the material of choice for a rapidly growing number of brands and customers around the world.”

“Susterra® propanediol is the building block that delivers bio-based high performance in a variety of polyurethane applications,” explained Michael Shen, global technical marketing specialist for DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products.  “The versatility of polyurethanes is derived from the wide selection of raw materials available.  Today manufacturers can utilize Susterra® propanediol to meet the performance they are looking for as well as the bio-content their customers may desire.  Our presentation on synthetic leathers at the European Bioplastics Conference is just one example.”

Posted November 21, 2016

Source: DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products