DuPont, Tate & Lyle JV To Increase Bio-Based Propanediol Production

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products LLC, a joint venture between DuPont and Tate & Lyle, announced plans to expand production of bio-based 1,3 propanediol by 35 million pounds at the Loudon, Tenn.-based facility. The expansion, already underway, is anticipated to be complete by mid-2019.

Bio-based 1,3 propanediol is used in a variety of markets through the Susterra® and Zemea® brands. In addition, its Bio-PDO™ is a key ingredient for DuPont™ Sorona® high-performance polymers.

“Our continued growth is a testament to our ability to meet the performance requirements of demanding applications with our plant-based ingredients,” said Todd Sutton, president, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. “The versatility of the product has powered the Sorona fiber business growth as well as fueled the expansion for Zemea and Susterra propanediol.”

March/April 2018