Zeon Chemicals develops bio-derived synthetic rubber

ERJ staff report (BC)

Louisville, Kentucky – An epichlorohydrin monomer derived from palm and other vegetable oils is being used in production trials of Hydrin elastomers by Zeon Chemicals L.P. at its Hattiesburg, Missouri manufacturing facility.

Sam Harber, senior applications development chemist, said: “In the chemical production environment, we have to constantly seek methods and materials for our customers that help lower our impact on the environment. Because we are developing bio-derived monomer we should be able to reduce our carbon footprint. That makes Hydrin an exceptional…

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