Day: 31. May 2012

Ajinomoto announces cooperation with Bridgestone on bio-rubber

Ajinomoto produces isoprene (C5H8) by fermentation starting from a C6 natural compound, and Bridgestone prepares polyisoprene from bio-isoprene using polymerization catalyst technology. Both companies performed test production, evaluated the rubber quality, and applied for a joint patent. Examination for industrialization is scheduled for June, 2013, in order to judge the continuation of joint development. Nikkei […]

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