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October 23rd, 2009
Cargill, one of the world's biggest companies in the food industry, and Topchim, a Belgian company of specialty chemistry research, announce their strategic partnership to produce a sustainable line of products in Brazil to be used for paper and board applications.
The first product is called TopScreen DS13, a product made mainly from vegetal sources, which when applied on a paper surface results in a resistant water proof barrier. The product is an alternative for polyethylene, paraffin and acrylic resin, products derived from mineral oil and that are currently used for similar applications.
The TopScreen DS13 was developed by Topchim using Nanotechnology (research and production of materials on the nano scale level) and it has been produced for the first time in August this year by Cargill in its Mairinque's plant.
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