Huntsman Launches New Bio-Based Glycerine Carbonate Product
Manufactured by Huntsman using the glycerine co-product of bio-diesel, JEFFSOL Glycerine Carbonate is a bio-based specialty chemical useful as a reactive intermediate and as a solvent. It can be polymerized or reacted with isocyanates or acrylates for applications in coatings, adhesives and lubricants. Its excellent solvency also makes it attractive for personal care applications, among others.
"As one of the world's largest producers of alkylene carbonates, we are pleased to add JEFFSOL Glycerine Carbonate to our portfolio of carbonate products," said Stu Monteith, Vice President of Performance Specialties. "This new product offers formulators the ability to produce value-added products with renewable content, and addresses a real need in the marketplace for a functional, cost effective, renewable intermediate."
Huntsman's complete product line of carbonates includes JEFFSOL Propylene Carbonate, ULTRAPURE(R) Propylene Carbonate, JEFFSOL Ethylene Carbonate, ULTRAPURE Ethylene Carbonate, and JEFFSOL Glycerine Carbonate.
For more information, please visit Huntsman's Coatings, Polymers and Resins website at: www.huntsman.com/cpr.
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated
chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture products for a variety of
global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation,
textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology,
agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and
packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and,
later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman today has
more than 12,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide.
The Company had 2008 revenues of approximately
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