Kasai Bio: 40,000 tons of biological sebacic acid project is expected to be trial production in the third quarter
Latest News: On August 19, Kasai Bio said at the first half of 2022 results meeting that biological sebacic acid has an inhibitory effect on the growth of microorganisms due to its raw materials and products, and natural bacteria are found in The conversion efficiency and product purity cannot reach commercial application value. Bioprocess sebacic acid has been studied for a long time, but failed to overcome this technical problem.
Cathay has overcome these technical barriers and breakthroughs in technology, making the production efficiency of biological sebacic acid higher than that of chemical methods, and the production process is more environmentally friendly. In addition, in the Shanxi project, the 40,000-ton bio-based sebacic acid project is currently undergoing equipment commissioning and is progressing smoothly. It is expected to start trial production in the third quarter of 2022; ton bio-based polyamide project is under construction.
The 40,000-ton biological sebacic acid project is currently undergoing equipment commissioning
Regarding the technical threshold for the biological production of sebacic acid, the company replied that the biological sebacic acid has an inhibitory effect on the growth of microorganisms due to its raw materials and products, and the transformation efficiency and product purity of natural strains cannot reach the commercial level application value. Bioprocess sebacic acid has been studied for a long time, but failed to overcome this technical problem. Cathay has overcome these technical thresholds and breakthroughs in technology, making biological sebacic acid production more efficient than chemical methods, and the production process is more environmentally friendly. Cathay’s proprietary purification method has greatly improved the quality and the cost is significantly competitive. .
The key point that hinders the large-scale application of polyamide is the production equipment of large parts of high-temperature polyamide fiber composite materials. In terms of the application of bio-based polyamide, Kasai Bio said that it has made great breakthroughs in high-temperature polyamide, and its cost performance is very high. Advantages, can replace metal, replace thermoset materials for downstream applications such as sheet, pipe, profile, etc. In addition, the key point that hinders the large-scale application of polyamide lies in the production equipment of large parts of high temperature resistant polyamide fiber composite materials.
When asked “What is the combination of Taishan glass fiber introduced in Shanxi Comprehensive Reform Demonstration Zone, with an annual output of 600,000 tons of high-performance glass fiber intelligent manufacturing production line and Kasai Bio?”, the company said that glass fiber and carbon fiber are being built in Shanxi An important link in the synthetic biomaterials industry chain. The application of the continuous fiber reinforced composite bio-based polyamide that Kaiser is developing in large application scenarios requires a larger amount of glass fiber and carbon fiber. CNBM is one of the major suppliers of fiber composite materials in China, and CNBM is both a supplier and a potential user of bio-based polyamides. Therefore, Kasai and Comprehensive Reform District actively introduced Taishan Fiberglass, a subsidiary of CNBM, to the industrial park.
In addition, the company has achieved ideal results in the straw lactic acid pilot test, and is currently cooperating with Shanxi Comprehensive Reform District to carry out the work of straw lactic acid industrialization demonstration line. The company’s goal is that straw lactic acid can be used in polylactic acid degradable materials.
Composites made of bio-based polyamides with continuous glass or carbon fibers are being developed and tested for applications in several fields. In terms of the recent progress in the application of the company’s PA56 in the downstream industry, according to the company’s introduction, PA56 is a variety in the company’s series of bio-based polyamide products.
PA56 is mainly used in the textile field, and has been promoted and sold in the domestic and foreign markets of many brands of clothing; in addition, it has been used in the field of industrial yarns such as tire cord fabrics. In addition to PA56, the company has also developed high-temperature nylon, long-chain nylon and other varieties, and the company has deepened cooperation with downstream customers. Composite materials made of bio-based polyamides and continuous glass fibers or carbon fibers are being developed and tested in various fields, and are expected to enter the “replacement of steel with plastic, aluminum with plastic, and plastic with plastic” to replace metal, replace Large scene application stage of thermosetting materials. Such as the expansion and application of large-scale application scenarios and fields such as new energy vehicles, wind power blades and pipes, plates, building materials, and structural parts.