Launch of Covation Biomaterials: providing innovative and high-performance biobased materials at scale

NEWARK, Del. — June 1, 2022 — Covation Biomaterials, a global company providing bio-based solutions, was launched today as an independent company, following the acquisition of DuPont Biomaterials by the Huafon Group.

Proudly combining decades of world-class scientific and engineering expertise with new investment and manufacturing capabilities, Covation Biomaterials creates the sustainable building blocks that enable customers to make innovative, high-performance biobased products accessible worldwide. .

“As a provider of bio-based materials solutions, we are an important gateway to a more circular economy. Sustainable supply chains must start with sustainable materials, and our science enables our customers to end their overreliance on petroleum,” said Michael Saltzberg, CEO of Covation Biomaterials.

“By collaborating with value chain partners and forward-thinking brands globally, we will continue to push the boundaries of innovation and sustainability to deliver high-performance biomaterials at scale. We are excited to join the Huafon Group, a highly successful materials company that is uniquely positioned to expand the reach of our current products and help us accelerate the introduction of new offerings and technologies to market,” said Michael.

Covation Biomaterials improves product performance, protects the environment and partners to turn passion into progress. Together, Covation Biomaterials and its customers are finding new ways to use science and engineering to meet the growing global demand for sustainable materials, now and in the future. The new company builds on a decades-long legacy and a suite of successful products currently available on the market, including:

Sorona®, a partially bio-based polymer that answers the global call for sustainably sourced carpets and fabrics, connecting people and society at a watershed moment in our green stewardship. Sorona® is ideal for creating attractive, high-performance garments and soft, durable carpets;

Susterra®, a 100% plant-based, high-performance building block that reduces the need for petroleum-based components while enhancing end product attributes. Its applications range from footwear and outerwear to coatings, inks and functional fluids; and

Zemea®, a plant-based, biodegradable material that helps brands achieve their sustainability goals without compromising quality or performance. Available in multiple formulations, Zemea meets rigorous standards in a variety of high-volume markets, from personal care and home care to pharmaceuticals, flavor and food enhancement.

Covation Biomaterials has a rich product portfolio of exciting bio-based solutions that it will bring to market.

“We have long admired the work of this team of scientists and biomaterials developers, who are developing cutting-edge sustainable materials available at scale,” said Feifeng You, Vice President of Huafon Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Huafon. Covation.

“The addition of Covation Biomaterials to the Huafon Group will bring bio-based materials to an even broader global customer base and lead the materials industry towards a sustainable future. We are excited about the bright future of this company,” Feifeng said.

Posted: June 1, 2022

Source: Covation Biomaterials LLC / Huafon Group

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