AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Imagine Chemistry winner Renmatix to develop biomass-derived additives for paint and construction



AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Renmatix, a leader in the global plant-based technology movement, will jointly develop biomass-based performance additives that improve the properties of architectural paints and construction materials. Renmatix is one of the winners of the 2017 Imagine Chemistry challenge, a program through which AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals collaborates with startups, scale-ups, scientists and others to uncover business opportunities for sustainable chemistry. 

Renmatix’s proprietary Plantrose® Process utilizes ‘supercritical’ water under high temperature and pressure to convert biomass into cellulosic sugars and bio-fractions, which are valuable green chemistry building blocks. It is the first application under a joint development agreement signed by the companies to research, develop and commercialize novel products using Crysto™ Cellulose, a unique form of crystalline cellulose, and the newest bio-fraction isolated by Renmatix.

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