April 17, 2014     Japanese 
  JCN 
	  Network - Home
JCN Newswire
  Home  |  Companies  | Annual Reports  |  CSR  | News Alerts     
 
Share:
Kaneka Trials Production System for 100% Plant Based Biopolymer Product
 

Tokyo, May 14, 2011 (JCN) - Kaneka Corporation, based in Osaka, has set up a trial production system at the Takasago Plant in Hyogo Prefecture for a new plant oil based polyester biopolymer product to be marketed as Kaneka Biopolymer AONILEX(R). Annual production capacity will be approximately 1,000 tons.

Kaneka will use the trial production system to develop innovative production technology and processes for AONILEX products, in combination with new product applications and experimental sales programs.

The Company plans to boost production capacity incrementally over several years in line with feedback from the market, with a view to achieving annual production of 10,000 tons and turnover of 10 billion yen or more.

AONILEX is biodegradable yet strongly resistant to heat and hydrolysis and can act as a barrier to water vapor. It is the first ever 100% plant-based biopolymer to offer both flexibility and heat resistance. It exhibits a range of properties from hardness through to softness as well as a number of key characteristics of polyethylene and polypropylene materials.

Kaneka is refining resin mixes and molding processes in a bid to further improve the strength and tear resistance of packaging films, especially agricultural mulch films and composting bags. The Company intends to aggressively pursue marketing opportunities in high-durability molded products such as bottles and containers, auto interiors and electrical equipment.

By Jun Ota Staff Writer

Copyright © 2014 JCN. All rights reserved. A division of Japan Corporate News Network KK.


 Company Profile |   Print  |   Alerts
ACN Newswire

 Recent  Kaneka Corporation News  
  Kaneka Confirms Positive Effect of Q10 Against Fatigue  (Dec 3, 2012)
  Kaneka and Belgium's imec Develop Next-Generation Heterojunction Solar Cells  (June 14, 2012)
  Kaneka Builds Plant in Malaysia for Production of PI Film  (Apr 21, 2012)
  Kaneka to Establish Umbrella Hubs in Asia and the Americas  (Mar 12, 2012)
  AGC, ADEKA and Kaneka to Withdraw Investments from Kashima Denkai and Kashima PVC Monomer  (Dec 21, 2011)
  Kaneka, MOL and Mitsui Form CPVC JV in India  (Dec 7, 2011)
  Kaneka Develops High-efficiency Heterojunction Silicon Solar Cell  (Nov 28, 2011)
  Kaneka Sets Up Base in South Korea  (Nov 23, 2011)
  Kaneka Trials Production System for 100% Plant Based Biopolymer Product  (May 14, 2011)
  Kaneka Confirms the Effects of Reduced CoQ10 on Mental Health and Physical Activity  (May 2, 2011)



 Recent  Chemicals News   
Teijin DuPont Films Develops World-class Flame-retardant Film (Apr 8, 2014)
AGC Develops New Refrigerant for Air-conditioning with One-sixth the Environmental Impact (Mar 20, 2014)
Toyobo, with Indorama of Thailand, Acquires German Airbag Yarn Manufacturer PHP Fibers (Feb 4, 2014)
ITOCHU and Canada's Kaizen Discovery in Collaborative Mineral Resources Exploration and Development (Feb 3, 2014)
Shimadzu Develops Blue Direct Diode Laser with New High Brightness Levels (Oct 12, 2013)
Yokohama Rubber to Build Pneumatic Marine Fenders and Marine Hoses Plant in Indonesia (Oct 11, 2013)
IHI and Hyundai WIA Launch Vehicle Turbocharger JV in South Korea (Aug 9, 2013)
Asahi Kasei Chemicals to Manufacture Polyamide 66 Compounds in Indonesia (Aug 8, 2013)
AGC Expands Plant for Caustic Soda and Vinyl Chloride in Indonesia (Aug 6, 2013)
Teijin's Technora Para-aramid Fiber to be used in Space Elevator Challenge (Aug 6, 2013)

More Chemicals news...

 Recent  Alternative Energy News   
World's Largest Semi-submersible Platform Takes Steps Towards Completion (Apr 4, 2014)
Yokogawa Wins Orders for Chinese Coal/Oil Co-processing Pilot Plant and Coal Tar Hydrogenation Plant Projects (Mar 26, 2014)
INPEX to Construct a Second Photovoltaic Power Generation System (Mar 15, 2014)
Idemitsu Kosan Launches Operations at Himeji Mega-solar Power Plant (Mar 12, 2014)
Mitsubishi to Build Coal Fired Power Plant in the Philippines (Feb 3, 2014)
Sumitomo Corp in the Az-Zour North IWPP Project in Kuwait (Dec 13, 2013)
JX Nippon Oil & Gas Enters 7th Production Sharing Contract in Malaysia (Dec 12, 2013)
JGC to Lead Mega-Solar Power Project in Chiba Pref. (Oct 1, 2013)
High Radiation Readings Suggest New Tank Water Leak at Fukushima (Sept 2, 2013)
Marubeni Acquires Stake in Portuguese Power Assets Held by GDF SUEZ (Aug 5, 2013)

More Alternative Energy news...
 
CSR Report Download
Annual Reports

  More >>    
Most Popular


About JCN | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | JCN Network (日本語)