A small Austrailian company called Circa Group and the lab services giant Merck KGaA have teamed up to launch a new solvent intended to replace two old but environmentally suspect standbys: N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) and dimethyl formamide (DMF).
New bio-derived product is a safer, more sustainable alternative for Dimethylformamide and N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone solvents
BURLINGTON, Mass., April 24, 2019 /3BL Media/— MilliporeSigma today launched Cyrene™ — a sustainable dipolar aprotic solvent, produced in two steps from a renewable cellulose source. The bio-derived alternative was created in response to the need for solvents to meet stricter regulation requirements for both employee safety and environmental sustainability. The new product targets the rising demand for greener alternatives to Dimethylformamide (DMF) and N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP).
Innovation is the driving force of Eastman’s growth strategy. We understand that developing innovative, sustainably advantaged products and solutions is critical, not only to the success of the company but for the world around us.
Consumers want safer, sustainable alternatives, driving the need for sustainable solutions up the value chain. Because of our position in the value chain, we proactively collaborate downstream with our customers and with their customers to identify needs and opportunities for innovation. Driven by macro trends and changing needs in the markets we serve, we focus our efforts on innovating new products and applications that offer more efficiency, reliability and functionality with less impact on the environment.