SHOWA HIGH POLYMER CO., LTD.
Showa is a major Japanese producer of unsaturated polyesters, emulsions, and phenolics, with 1993 sales in excess of $261 million. The company is a member of the Showa Denko group, which also owns Showa Denko, K.K., a multiline chemical company. It is producing Bionolle (R) polyesters chains extended with diisocyanate.
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- Bionolle is one of the most developed biodegradable synthetic polymers since polycaprolactone (PCL).
- Showa tested Bionolle in Japan and Belgium with soil, active sludge, and suspended soil in water.
- Showa representatives think Bionolle is better than PE for incineration since it has lower BTUs.
Published: March 1995; WTEC Hyper-Librarian