Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Invista & SilicoLife to develop bio-derived raw materials
Invista & SilicoLife to develop bio-derived raw materials
13
Aug '13
INVISTA and computational biology company SilicoLife announce a collaboration for the development of new technologies to enable bio-derived processes for the production of industrial chemicals.

The two companies are collaborating in order to further co-develop their technology platforms. One of the initial focus areas will be bio-derived production of butadiene.

The agreement will leverage INVISTA’s capabilities in biotechnology and catalysis, and knowledge of the chemicals industry, and SilicoLife’s in silico metabolic engineering and rational synthetic biology capabilities for the development of new bio-based routes to industrial chemicals.

“INVISTA is constantly seeking innovative approaches to advance its position in biotechnology,” said Warren Primeaux, president of INVISTA Intermediates. “We anticipate this collaboration with SilicoLife will help us accelerate our timeline to develop new bio-derived processes for a range of industrial chemicals—helping us further improve our cost and sustainability position in this area.”

According to Simão Soares, CEO of SilicoLife, “The collaboration with INVISTA combines our state-of-the art engineering expertise with INVISTA’s world-class research team to accelerate the design of optimized microbial strains for the cost-effective production of industrial chemicals from renewable feedstocks.”

About SilicoLife

SilicoLife provides in silico (performed on computer or via computer simulation) metabolic engineering solutions, building computational models of microbial cells and developing proprietary state-of-the-art algorithms to find the most efficient pathways between raw-material and end-product. SilicoLife helps its clients to streamline the strain design process and to explore non-intuitive pathway modifications.

About INVISTA

With leading brands including LYCRA, COOLMAX, CORDURA, STAINMASTER and ANTRON, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products.

Invista


Interviews View All

Top executives, Machinery Company

Top executives
Machinery Company

We will promote latest technologies at ITMA Barcelona

Top executives, Textile industry, India

Top executives
Textile industry, India

Such fairs are a must for industry to showcase new innovations

Smith Vaghasia, Sanado India

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Carmen Silla,

Carmen Silla

Leading the transformation of the textiles industry with disruptive...

Paolo Toricella,

Paolo Toricella

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) is a global technology company, based in...

Abhishek Dhanuka,

Abhishek Dhanuka

Vyom International Pvt Ltd, established in 2002, is one of Surat's leading ...

Lynda Kelly, Suominen Corporation

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Ayyappa Nagubandi, Broadcast Wearables Pvt Ltd

Ayyappa Nagubandi
Broadcast Wearables Pvt Ltd

Hyderabad-based Broadcast Wearables has come up with the country's first...

Mark Paterson, Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Bani Batra,

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Varsha Wadhwa, VW

Varsha Wadhwa
VW

Coming from a family that ran a business of jute and linen mills since...

Sanjukta Dutta, Sanjukta's Studio

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


September 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search