Loudon, Tennessee –DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is to expand its manufacturing facility in Loudon. This will increase its annual production of bio-based 1,3-propanediol by 16 kT/year.
DuPont Tate & Lyle expands in Tennessee
Engineering and construction work is set to start immediately, with a completion date slated for mid-2019.
‘Our continued growth is a testament to our ability to meet the performance requirements of demanding applications with our plant-based ingredients,’ explained Todd Sutton, president, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products.
‘The benefits of creating high-performing solutions in combination with renewability provides opportunities for us to continue to expand our market reach in the cosmetics, personal care, flavours, fibres and polyurethanes markets as well as many other applications.’
The joint venture was established in 2004 to use plant-based feedstocks for petroleum-free chemicals manufacture, including propanediol used in the production of polyurethanes. It is also sold under the Zemea brand name as a humectant for personal care, pharmaceutical and cleaning applications.