DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products and Myriant Corporation Spur Innovation at the American Coatings Conference

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Bio-renewable, Adhesion Promoting Resins Offer Enhanced Performance Across the Coatings Industry

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...it is another example of how bio-based alternative products manufactured from renewable resources can have advanced technical properties and functionality compared to their petroleum-based counterparts.

The Achilles’ heel for coatings can be attaining acceptable adhesion to glass, metal and other low surface energy substrates such as polyolefins and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). To address this need, Matt Terwillegar with Myriant Corporation presented Myribond™ bio-renewable adhesion promoters, a series of resins based on Myriant’s bio succinic acid and DuPont Tate & Lyle’s Susterra® propanediol at the 2016 American Coatings Conference, on April 12, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“Myriant has recently developed bio-based, cost competitive, novel oligomers for coating applications that exhibit remarkable adhesion to low energy substrates,” explained David Leblanc, vice president of Sales, Marketing & Business Development at Myriant. “To accelerate innovation for coating manufactures, samples of these patented adhesion promoting resins are available through the trade name Myribond™. Myriant Corporation’s goal is to spur further investigation into improved synthetic oligomers and corresponding coating formulations based on this discovery.”

Matt Terwillegar’s presentation focused on both low-energy and high-energy substrate adhesion demonstrating how the oligomers and blends using the oligomers delivered optimal bonding performance. The oligomers contributed to tough flexible coatings with cycloaliphatic character and based on the final formulation contain substantial bio-renewable content without a price premium.

“What has impressed DuPont Tate & Lyle most about the Myriant work is that it is another example of how bio-based alternative products manufactured from renewable resources can have advanced technical properties and functionality compared to their petroleum-based counterparts,” stated Laurie Kronenberg, global marketing director for DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. “The immediate availability of these bio-renewable adhesion coating resins in addition to the data presented at the American Coatings Conference enables coating manufacturers to perform faster initial screening of potential oligomers for various coating applications.”

To learn more about Myribond™ bio-renewable adhesion promoting resins and the data presented at the American Coatings Conference contact Myriant at productinfo(at)myriant.com or +1-617-657-5200.

Myriant is a global leader innovating and commercializing bio-based chemical intermediates. Myriant enables its customers to achieve their sustainability initiatives by utilizing renewable feedstocks to produce high-value, cost-advantaged chemicals, including bio-succinic acid and its derivatives. Myriant is currently operating its 30 million pound bio-succinic acid plant in Lake Providence, Louisiana. http://www.myriant.com

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is a joint venture between DuPont, a global science company, and Tate & Lyle, a world-leading renewable food and industrial ingredients company. DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products provides natural and renewably sourced ingredients that enhance product performance. For more information on Susterra® propanediol, visit http://www.Susterra-performs.com to see the solutions we offer across a wide variety of markets and applications.

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4/19/16

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