Cabot Corporation Collaborates with IFF Health and Biosciences to Develop Sustainable Reinforcing Additives
Collaboration Includes the Expansion of New Technologies for Advancing the Development and Commercialization of Sustainable Reinforcing Additives in Rubber Applications
Over the last year, the two companies have been exploring the development of novel, highly sustainable rubber reinforcing additives based on the use of IFF’s Nuvolve™ engineered polysaccharide. Created by enzymatic polymerization of sustainable European sugar beets, Nuvolve™ engineered polysaccharide will be used as a rubber reinforcing material to be blended with Cabot’s reinforcing carbons. Under the terms of this new MOU, Cabot will lead the development and commercialization of this novel product as a complementary material to Cabot’s reinforcing carbons in rubber applications, leveraging the sustainability benefits of a renewable resourced material without compromising performance and safety.
“As a leading producer of reinforcing carbons and performance rubber composites, enabling sustainability through innovation and collaboration is core to our work. We are committed to investing in technologies that advance the sustainability and performance of our products and their use,” said Dr.
“We are thrilled to bring our enzymatic polymerization technology to Cabot which will provide new performance opportunities with a sustainable benefit in key markets where rubber reinforcing additives are used,” said
“This MOU demonstrates our commitment to invest in opportunities that respond to our customer demands for increasingly sustainable products,” said
For more information about Cabot’s sustainability initiatives, visit cabotcorp.com/sustainability.
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