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DuPont Improves Vehicle Fuel Efficiency by Lightweighting

DuPont, together with Swedish truck manufacturer Scania, is working to create lighter parts for vehicles, beginning with the oil pan, according to The News Journal. With federal auto emissions regulations expected to become more restrictive in the US and Europe, auto manufacturers are working to find ways to limit automobile … Read more »

Genomatica nylon intermediates program

Genomatica to Develop Biobased Nylon Intermediates

Genomatica today announced that major nylon intermediates — including hexamethylenediamine, caprolactam and adipic acid (HMD, CPL and ADA) — are the focus of its third publicly disclosed development program. The biotechnology company is developing complete process technologies for the biobased production of these intermediates, which it will then license to … Read more »

Aquafil, Star Sock to Turn Fishing Nets into Socks

Nylon polymer manufacturer Aquafil, sock company Star Sock, and the European Centre for Nature Conservation Land & Sea Group have launched an initiative to remove marine litter — in particular used fishing nets — and recycle it into yarn to make carpeting, socks, underwear, swimwear and other textiles. The Healthy … Read more »