Pyran, Inc. and NAGASE Specialty Materials (NSM) have entered an exclusive partnership for the conversion of Pyran’s bio-based 1,5-pentanediol (PDO) to renewable 1,5-pentanediol diacrylate (PDDA) and other acrylate and methacrylate derivatives. NSM, a manufacturer of chemical technologies and distributor of specialty chemicals, will produce PDDA and other derivatives in the U.S. and market them in North America and Europe.

“NAGASE is excited to solidify our partnership with Pyran and further our mission to bring solutions to the market that are based on innovative technologies and support our ongoing commitment to sustainability goals,” said JP Masson, NSM’s Business Development director. “Pyran has pioneered a process to produce 1,5-pentanediol (PDO) from renewable sources in a cost-competitive fashion. NAGASE will convert Pyran’s PDO to 1,5-pentanediol diacrylate (PDDA) and offer it to customers in the UV-cured market looking for sustainable and market-competitive alternatives to more conventional materials like hexanediol diacrylate (HDDA). We believe PDDA will be an important material for formulators to have in their toolbox and our team of experts is looking forward to introducing it to the market.”

Pyran uses renewable feedstocks from crop resources like corn cobs to make PDO. The company reports that this material enhances the performance of products such as paints, coatings, adhesives, and more.

“At Pyran, we are committed to delivering commercial value and enhancing our ability to expand the company’s high-performance, cost-efficient products and technology portfolio. This partnership with NAGASE Specialty Materials further strengthens our ability to do just that,” said Mel Luetkens, CEO of Pyran. “NAGASE brings in-depth product and market knowledge, and we are pleased to partner with them to enable new chemistries and allow customers to open new markets with high-performing building blocks.”

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