Dec 2017
Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Polyamides (2017 Program)

The purpose of this report is to analyze technology developments that lead to the bio-based monomer production used in the manufacture of polyamides.  Bio-renewable sources such as castor oil, palm kernel oil, starch, sugar, and tallow are currently being developed for the production of bio-monomers.  The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing several bio-monomers.