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PMC Biogenix Establishes Center for Renewable Chemistry

January 20, 2010
PMC Biogenix has announced it has established a new technical center devoted to the development of new products from renewable resources.

The Center for Renewable Chemistry is located on PMC’s 42-acre, integrated oleochemicals and derivatives manufacturing site in Memphis. The technical campus spans 3½ acres and includes approximately 16,000 sq ft of research and applications laboratories and office space, as well as a 7000-sq-ft pilot plant. The pilot plant is equipped with multiple reactors from 10- to 500-gal capacity and the necessary ancillary processing equipment to produce renewable products with a broad range of properties.

According to William Hayes, business manager, the Center for Renewable Chemistry provides a technical platform to enhance commercial service to a variety of market segments, including plastics, lubricants, personal care, and consumer products.

PMC Group derives more than half of its raw materials from renewable sources and operates from a global manufacturing, innovation, and marketing platform with facilities and personnel in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.pmc-group.com.