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New Solvent, Cyrene, Takes on NMP

by Michael McCoy
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MilliporeSigma Receives 2019 Environmental Leader Product of the Year Award for Cyrene™

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What the judges said…

“Replaces an otherwise toxic substance with a natural, gentler alternative without compromising quality or function. This product has the potential to change the solvent landscape for the better.”

MilliporeSigma Introduces New Greener Solvent, Cyrene™

New bio-derived product is a safer, more sustainable alternative for Dimethylformamide and N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone solvents
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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).

Changing the Chemistry of Clean: An Example of Sustainable Innovation

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.
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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.

Changing the chemistry of clean

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