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Hutchinson, Elevance Renewable Sciences Collaborate to Investigate Renewable Processing Aids for Rubber Compounds

  • Posted on:  Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. and Paris-based Hutchinson Worldwide announce a collaboration to validate the use of Elevance’s renewable products for use as processing aids in Hutchinson’s rubber compounds.

“With more than 21 million tons of rubber consumed globally, there is a growing need to replace petroleum-based processing oils in rubber to achieve both sustainability and performance goals,” said Andy Shafer, executive vice president of sales and market development for Elevance. “Our collaboration with Hutchinson has been focused on this need, and work to-date has demonstrated early technical success.”

The collaboration will combine the innovation, rubber formulation expertise and manufacturing capabilities of Hutchinson with Elevance’s metathesis technology and products to make rubber production more environmentally sustainable and provide an alternative to petroleum-based raw materials.

“Elevance brings renewable products and materials innovation to the rubber industry,” said Benoit Le Rossignol, vice president of material development of Hutchinson. “Elevance’s products offer a unique, renewable solution that is of significant interest to our company’s customers.”

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Headquartered in Woodridge, Ill., Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. is a high-growth specialty chemical company that creates novel specialty chemicals that perform better from renewable feedstocks, making the products that industry and consumers use every day better. Using a proprietary technology called olefin metathesis, the company delivers specialty chemicals that exceed the performance of existing products while leaving a smaller environmental footprint — for use in personal care products, detergents and cleaners, engineered polymers, lubricants and additives, and other specialty chemicals markets. To learn more, visit www.elevance.com or www.renewicals.com.

 

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