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UBE's Glycerine Carbonate Receives USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

Published on 2021-01-22. Edited By : SpecialChem

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UBE’s glycerine carbonate has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified bio-based product label, for being able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of bio-based content.

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Glycerine Carbonate for Multiple Applications


A third-party verification for the product's bio-based content has been administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, an initiative created by the 2002 Farm Bill (and recently reauthorized by the 2018 Farm Bill). One of the goals of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the development, purchase and use of bio-based products.

Glycerine carbonate is a 76 percent bio-based hydroxyl-functional carbonate and has several applications in high-performing coatings, adhesives and sealants, cosmetics and plastic additives. Through the improvement of formulations including it, the newly obtained glycerine carbonate can act as a solvent, diluent, plasticizer, or compatibilizer for different systems of solvents in various applications, including electrolytes.

Due to its dual functionality, UBE’s glycerine carbonate can also be used as synthetic intermediates, chain extender and cross-linkage, including innovation uses as the reaction with amines to make urethane bonding and blocking agent for isocyanates.

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