DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Expanding Production
LOUDON, TN – DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products LLC, a joint venture between DuPont and Tate & Lyle, is expanding its manufacturing facility in Loudon, Tennessee, to increase annual production of biobased 1,3-propanediol by 35 million pounds.
Engineering and construction is scheduled to start immediately, and the expansion is expected to be complete by mid-2019. The expansion will bring additional construction and engineering jobs to the region and reinforces DuPont Tate & Lyle’s commitment to providing customers higher performing ingredients from a petroleum-free, more sustainable and renewable source.
Formed in 2004, DuPont Tate & Lyle utilizes a proprietary process that uses plant-based feedstocks to produce biobased 1,3-propanediol. Today, the joint venture provides solutions for a wide variety of markets and applications through its biobased performance brands Susterra® and Zemea® propanediol in addition to Bio-PDO™, the key ingredient for DuPont™ Sorona® high-performance polymers.