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TCV Develops Renewably-sourced PolyFarnesene Diol Using β-Farnesene Technology

Published on 2017-06-30. Author : SpecialChem

Total Cray Valley

TOTAL Cray Valley (TCV), a Global liquid polybutadiene leader has announced its first commercial production run of Krasol® F 3000, a polyfarnesene diol, at its chemical manufacturing plant in Kralupy, Czech Republic.

A Renewable Alternative

Krasol F 3000 is the latest addition to TCV’s extensive line of Krasol- and Ricon®-brand liquid polybutadiene resins. It is based on trans-β-farnesene, a renewable alternative to petroleum-based feedstocks like butadiene. Krasol F 3000 can replace polyether and polyester diols while providing lower viscosity and improved moisture resistance.


Using the new β-Farnesene technology, TCV’s customers will be able to produce specialty adhesives for electronics and automobiles that have excellent moisture resistance. Customers will also have increased design flexibility to produce electrical encapsulants. In addition, Krasol F 3000’s lower viscosity characteristics have the potential to open new markets such as sprayable coatings.

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Source: Total Cray Valley
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