More Japanese firms in green chems

Toray, Sojitz, Showa Denko & Co. put of plant-based chemicals

So the green blogger received a call yesterday from a Japanese chemical firm inquiring about bio-based paraxylene (PX). The caller said their Chinese clients have become more interested in renewable-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET).Green_japan_flag.jpg

Of course, this is a very interesting news for me and I’m hoping to get first dibs on further developments from this company. By the way, for more on bio-PX developments, you can read my story published on March 12 at ICIS Chemical Business.

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Tags: plant-based chemicals, bio-isobutanol-based PX, bio-based PET, 1,5 pentanediamine, bio-succinic acid, amino acid lysine


ICIS Green Chemicals, 2012-07-10.


Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Gevo Inc.
Mitsubishi Chemical
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Myriant Technologies LLC
Showa Denko KK
Sojitz Corporation
South Hampton Resources Inc.
Teijin Ltd.
Toray Industries Inc.
Toyota Tsusho Corp.


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