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Biobased DMS to improve sustainability characteristics

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

New Di-Methyl-Succinate is based on renewable resources and can be used as both solvent and raw material.

The new DMS is based on renewable resources

Source: NJ/Fotolia.com

The new DMS is based on renewable resources

Source: NJ/Fotolia.com

A collaboration between Proviron and Reverdia has resulted in the introduction of "Provichem 2511 Eco”, a Di-Methyl-Succinate (DMS) that can be used as a solvent and a raw material for fine chemicals such as pigments and UV stabilizers. The material is made from renewable resources. According to the manufacturer, it has a much better carbon footprint than several other fossil based chemicals, such as adipic acid or the petrochemical version of succinic acid. As a result, the new product can help customers to improve the sustainability characteristics of their products.

"Biosuccinium” based DMS finds use in various applications such as pigments, UV stabilizers, solvents, flavours and fragrances. The features of DMS based pigments make them suitable candidates for usage in products such as inks, coatings, plastics, textiles and paints. Solvents made with DMS have good paint removal properties and they offer a potential sustainable alternative to dibasic ester (DBE) solvents or other fossil-based solvents.

Wim Michiels, CEO of Proviron, commented: "This agreement is a perfect match with our mission to be a global supplier of renewable and sustainable solutions for specialty market challenges. Reverdia, having developed a unique proprietary yeast technology to convert sugars into succinic acid, is the best partner to work with for the development of derivatives from biobased succinic acid. We believe this technology is able to provide biobased succinic acid with the best-in-class quality, sustainability profile and economics.”

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