DuPont plans major shift to biobased feedstocks

DuPont, one of the world's largest chemical companies, says that more than half of its plastics portfolio will be made from renewable resources within 15 years.

The company is exploring new technologies to make chemical monomers for basic plastics like nylon from carbon-based resources that can be rapidly regenerated, said Lewis Manring, VP - Global

Technology, DuPont Performance Polymers & Automotive Technologies, in an interview at DuPont's Chestnut Run research and office complex in Wilmington, DE.

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