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Lignol supplying lignin for commercial application in plastics sector

Pulp & Paper Canada
February 19, 2013
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Lignol has secured a commercial supply agreement to supply lignin to a market leader in the sustainable thermoplastics industry.

Lignol Energy’s wholly owned subsidiary, Lignol Innovations Ltd., will supply HP-L™ lignin to a European company, as an ingredient in its commercial products. Previously Lignol had delivered trial samples which were used for formulation development, customer evaluation and product trials.

From its production facility in Burnaby, B.C., Lignol Innovations will supply tonnage quantities of HP-L lignin for this supply agreement and anticipates working with this customer on other product applications.

“Our ability to attract commercial business for HP-L lignin with a global leader in the sustainable thermoplastics sector is a major step towards commercial deployment of our technology,” said president and CEO, Ross MacLachlan. “This order in the thermoplastics field complements our own development efforts with the use of HP-L lignin in proprietary polymer applications.”

Lignol Innovations is engaged in a wide range of application development projects with the products derived from its biorefinery technology. The company’s modified solvent-based pre-treatment technology facilitates the rapid, high-yield conversion of cellulose to ethanol and the production of value-added biochemical co-products, including high purity HP-L lignins.

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