Hutchinson, Elevance Renewable Sciences Collaborate to Investigate Renewable Processing Aids for Rubber Compounds
June 21, 2011 (Woodbridge, IL)
Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. and Paris-based Hutchinson Worldwide announce a collaboration to validate the use of Elevance’s renewable products for use as processing aids in Hutchinson’s rubber compounds.
“With more than 21 million tons of rubber consumed globally, there is a growing need to replace petroleum-based processing oils in rubber to achieve both sustainability and performance goals,” said Andy Shafer, executive vice president of sales and market development for Elevance. “Our collaboration with Hutchinson has been focused on this need, and work to-date has demonstrated early technical success.”
The collaboration will combine the innovation, rubber formulation expertise and manufacturing capabilities of Hutchinson with Elevance’s metathesis technology and products to make rubber production more environmentally sustainable and provide an alternative to petroleum-based raw materials.
“Elevance brings renewable products and materials innovation to the rubber industry,” said Benoit Le Rossignol, vice president of material development of Hutchinson. “Elevance’s products offer a unique, renewable solution that is of significant interest to our company’s customers.”
About Elevance Renewable Sciences
Based in Bolingbrook, Ill., Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. creates valued specialty chemicals from natural oils. Using a Nobel Prize-winning technology called olefin metathesis, the company creates high performance ingredients for use in personal care products, detergents, fuels, lubricants and other specialty chemicals markets. To learn more about Elevance, visit www.elevance.com.
About About Hutchinson Worldwide
Headquartered in Paris, France, Hutchinson is established the world over. Its development and production centers cover Europe, the Americas and Asia, allowing its clients to reap the benefits of a worldwide network with local service. Hutchinson relies on a professional staff of over 25,000. They practice their skills in 87 operational units spread over 21 countries. Through its four specialties, vibration, acoustic and thermal insulation, sealing systems, fluid transfer system, transmission and mobility systems, Hutchinson is the preferred partner of the major air, land and marine transport groups.