A new surgical glue is based on a proprietary polymer that demonstrates superior biocompatibility, tunable bioresorbability and adjustable tissue adherence.
The Gecko Biomedical (Paris, France) SETALUM Sealant is a hydrophobic light-activated adhesive (HLAA) designed for both wet and dynamic environments as an add-on to sutures during minimally invasive vascular surgery.
Unique chemical and physical properties include high viscosity, hydrophobicity, and on demand curing. The adhesive, which is based on a mixture of easily metabolized glycerol and sebacic acid, can be brushed on a biological surface and set in seconds with a short application of ultraviolet (UV) light.
The global castor oil derivatives market is expected to witness a lucrative growth during the period 2016-2024. Factors such as growing demand from the end-user industries such as cosmetics, lubricants, and pharmaceuticals and the growing demand for the products that are biodegradable and sustainable, owing to the reduced petrochemicals dependence are expected to drive this growth.
The region that dominated the castor oil derivatives market is Asia Pacific. The dominance in the global castor oil derivatives market is going to be continued in the coming years. The emerging nation, India accounted for the major production of castor oil derivatives globally. India is followed by other developing nations such as Brazil and China.
Sebaic Oman will start exporting sebacic acid from its $62 million plant in Duqm from Q1 2018, as it would become operational by the end of 2017.
Sebacic acid in powder form would be filled into flexi tanks in containers and exported from Port of Duqm to countries such as US, China and Japan and the equipment meant for the 30,000 tonnes/year plant had been arriving through the port.
Port of Duqm has received the first containers from French shipping giant CMA CGM via the Oman Express Service operated by Oman Shipping Company through its subsidiary Oman Container Line.
The containers, which were loaded with project equipment for Sebacic Oman SAOC, soon to become the world’s largest Sebacic Acid plant in Duqm, originated from China and were transshipped via another regional port.
Port of Duqm received the containers at its early container terminal, from where they will be delivered to Sebacic Oman’s site.
Global castor oil derivatives market is expected to register a double digit CAGR during the period 2015-2025. Growing concerns pertaining to biofuels specially biopolymers and biodiesel is driving the castor oil industry across the globe.
Growth of major end use industries such as lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals and increasing demand for sustainable products is expected to fuel the demand for castor oil derivatives.
Asia-Pacific is expected to continue its dominance on the global castor oil derivatives market.
Global undecylenic market was worth over US$ 310 million in 2015 and is expected to reach more than US$ 520 million in 2023, growing at a CAGR of 5.8%.
Increasing pharmaceutical applications coupled with growing consumer awareness for biobased products is expected to drive the undecylenic acid market.
In the castor oil market, India dominated the castor oil production and accounts for over 60% of the total volume with over 900 kilo tons of capacity. China and Brazil account close to 20% & 10% respectively of the total production volume.
Among the various castor oil derivatives, sebacic acid and dehydrated castor oil are one of the major revenue generators in the global castor oil market. Large scale adoption of sebacic acid in plasticizers, cosmetics, lubricants is catalysing its growth in the castor derivatives market.
Asia Pacific is the largest consumer of castor oil and is expected to retain the higher growth rate during the next few years due to strong growth in surface coatings, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics industry.
Over the past few years, there has been an increase in demand for sebacic acid particularly for applications such as textiles, cosmetics, households and others. Increasing demand for textiles has escalated the growth of sebacic acid.
China is the leading producer of sebacic acid and exports around 100,000 metric tons. Owing to this, Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the largest market for Sebacic acid followed by Europe and North America.
Castor oil is one of the most multipurpose plant oils. After plant oils, castor oil is considered to be the most required oil. However, growing concerns pertaining to biofuels specially biodiesel and biopolymer across the globe is pushing castor oil to play a much larger role in the world economy.
Growth of major end-use industries (lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals) and increasing demand for sustainable products & biodegradable is anticipated to fuel the demand for castor oil derivatives market. Also regulatory support and rising prices of alternative renewable chemicals is expected to drive the global castor oil derivatives market.
However factors such as manufacturing cost is causing restraints for the castor oil derivatives market.
Closure Company Diam Bouchage has unveiled a sustainable version of its Diam closure range in Europe. Named Origine, the technology uses food grade castor oil as the binding agent with microspheres produced from beeswax. The new Origine technology will be used to produce standard corks.
This new technology has been designed for producers looking for an option of higher OTR and those looking for sustainable options.
The new technology offers higher oxygen permeability, while providing the same structural guarantee when compared to the other products in the same range.