ERJ staff report (DS)
Burlington Ontario – Canada-based EcoSynthetix has developed a bio-sourced material designed to substitute for styrene-butadiene (SB) latex in the paper coating industry. The company has brought on stream a new 80 million-pound (33 kt/year) line in the United States to make the material, bringing Ecosynthetix annual global capacity to 235 million pounds (100kt).
The company describes its EcoSphere biolatex products as, â€œa complete replacement for petroleum based emulsion polymers like styrene butadiene latex.â€
The company adds, â€œEcoSphere is manufactured via our patented…