Bio-sourced paper latex plant comes on stream

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, “a complete replacement for petroleum based emulsion polymers like styrene butadiene latex.”

The company adds, “EcoSphere is manufactured via our patented…

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