Avantium and Rhodia, which is part of the Solvay Group, have announced that they will jointly develop bio based polyamides for various applications.
This partnership is an extension of a joint partnership previously announced by the two companies to develop bio based engineering plastics. The partnership will make use of the YXY technology from Avantium to develop a wide range of compositions and applications in the polyamide field.
Both the companies will jointly investigate the market potential for polyamide compositions on the YXY building blocks. The polyamides, which are made from renewable and bio based feedstock, are expected to display desirable properties such as high environmental compatibility, performance and cost effectiveness. Rhodia will test the polyamides in applications such as electronics, automobiles and consumer goods. Both companies will enter into an exclusive collaboration for the commercialisation of the new polyamides.
According to the R&D Vice President of Rhodia, Louis Neltner, the partnership with Avantium will enable them to make use of the YXY technology for the production of green materials. He also stated that this partnership will result in breakthrough development of competitive polyamides. The partnership between both companies is covering all applications in the polyamide field.