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April 22, 2014

As a first time exhibitor at Chinaplas 2014, Reverdia demonstrates the benefits of Biosuccinium™ sustainable succinic acid and highlights the value of partnership with the Chinese plastics industry.

At Chinaplas 2014, Reverdia will demonstrate the benefits of Biosuccinium™, a succinic acid with 100% bio-based content and lower environmental footprint. Biosuccinium™ enables the production of a bio-based PBS (polybutylene succinate) with a substantially improved carbon footprint.

PBS is a biodegradable polymer that can be used as a single polymer or in compounds for both durable and biodegradable applications. Other applications include polyols for polyurethanes, coating and composite resins and phthalate-free plasticizers. End products include footwear, packaging, paints and many more.

According to Tristen Li, Reverdia’s NBD Manager for greater China, Biosuccinium™ is a drop-in replacement for fossil-based succinic acid in PBS. Furthermore, he explains: “Various studies have demonstrated the technical feasibility in a multitude of applications, with similar or even improved performance when compared to the typical fossil-based benchmark. Examples include improved abrasion resistance in microcellular polyurethanes and better chemical resistance in thermoplastic polyurethanes based systems.”

Biosuccinium™ is produced from renewable, plant-based resources. Using a proprietary biotechnology process, feedstock is converted to Biosuccinium™, via a unique low pH yeast process, developed by Reverdia, the joint venture between DSM and Roquette. This yeast-based fermentation process ensures a consistent product quality. It is also environmentally friendly it uses non-fossil raw materials, sequesters carbon dioxide (CO2), is energy efficient, and does not produce unnecessary by-products.

Chinese partnerships

Reverdia offers the plastics industry a unique opportunity to reduce environmental impact, become less dependent on fossil resources, and differentiate their product(s) on the basis of an improved sustainability profile.

In addition to meeting the material needs of the Chinese customers, the company also highlights its value as a development partner to the Chinese plastics industry.

Tristen Li: “In China, both the government as well as enterprises are paying more and more attention to bio-based or bio-degradable products due to their concern about the environment. We are in various approval stages with Chinese companies that are active in the areas of polybutylene succinate (PBS), polyester polyols for polyurethanes, coating and composite resins and (phthalate-free) plasticizers. In fact, most of them are not only working with us as a supplier, but also as a co-developer of various markets. They use our ability to create pull for their products downstream in the market, especially in European and US regions where the market presence of some Chinese companies is currently more limited.”


In December 2012 Reverdia began operations for Biosuccinium™ in Cassano Spinola, Italy, with a capacity of about 10,000 tonnes/yr; the world’s first dedicated large-scale plant for the production of succinic acid from renewable resources. With this facility up and running, Reverdia is preparing for a next phase with further expansion of its production and business opportunities towards a truly global leadership position in succinic acid.

According to Marcel Lubben, President of Reverdia, the introduction of Biosuccinium™ meets the need to reduce the environmental impact: “As we move from a fossil-fuel-based economy to a more sustainable bio-based one, manufacturers are looking for alternative solutions. Biosuccinium™ provides a sustainable alternative to fossil-based raw materials.”

Reverdia – powered by DSM + Roquette

Reverdia is a joint venture between Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company.

Reverdia is dedicated to be the global leader in the market for sustainable succinic acid, focusing on market development by establishing partnerships with direct and indirect customers, building on customer needs and Reverdia strengths.

Combining the knowledge and experience of DSM and Roquette, Reverdia produces and sells Biosuccinium, the Company’s registered brand of bio-based succinic acid. Biosuccinium, which is produced using a unique and proprietary low pH yeast technology, enables customers to produce bio-based, high-quality performance materials while at the same time substantially improving their environmental footprint.

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Forward-looking statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements with respect to Reverdia’s future (financial) performance and position. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections of Reverdia and information currently available to the company. Reverdia cautions readers that such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and therefore it should be understood that many factors can cause actual performance and position to differ materially from these statements. Reverdia has no obligation to update the statements contained in this press release, unless required by law. The English language version of the press release is leading.

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Marieke Smidt
Marketing Manager
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e-mail: [email protected]

Anouk Luykx
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Reverdia展示Biosuccinium™ 100%生物基丁二酸  强调其在中国塑料市场的价值

致力于成为可持续丁二酸市场全球领导者的Reverdia,将首次参加第二十八届中国国际塑料橡胶工业展览会(Chinaplas 2014),展示其Biosuccinium™可持续丁二酸的各种优势,并强调与中国塑料行业紧密合作所带来的价值。

Reverdia在2014 Chinaplas上展示的Biosuccinium™丁二酸为100%生物基,可以降低环境足迹。Biosuccinium™用于生产生物基PBS(聚丁二酸丁酯),可大幅度降低碳足迹。PBS是一种可生物降解的聚合物,既可作为单一聚合物也可混合其它产品,用于耐用且可生物降解的各种应用。其它应用还包括聚氨酯用多元醇、涂料、复合树脂以及不含邻苯二甲酸的增塑剂,可广泛用于鞋类、包装、涂料等领域。








2012年12月,Reverdia开始启用在意大利卡萨诺·斯皮诺拉(Cassano Spinola)的Biosuccinium™生产工厂,其生产能力约为10,000吨/年;这是全球第一个专门利用可再生资源生产丁二酸的大型工厂。该工厂投产之后,Reverdia下一步将继续扩大其生产和业务开发,并力图在丁二酸领域确立真正的全球领先地位。

Reverdia总裁Marcel Lubben先生介绍:“Biosuccinium™的生产正好满足改善产品环境足迹的需求。厂商们正在寻找一种可替代解决方案,以帮助我们从化石燃料为基础的经济转型为一个更加可持续的生物基经济。而Biosuccinium™提供了一个可持续的替代化石原料。”


Reverdia是一家合资公司,出资双方分别为荷兰皇家帝斯曼集团(Royal DSM)——全球生命科学与材料科学公司,和法国罗盖特公司(Roquette Frères)——全球淀粉与淀粉衍生物公司。





Marieke Smidt
Marketing Manager
tel.: +31 (0) 6 5318 5264
e-mail: [email protected]

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