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Burlington, Ontario, September 28, 2016 – EcoSynthetix Inc. (TSX: ECO) (“EcoSynthetix” or the “Company”), a renewable chemicals company that produces a portfolio of commercially proven bio-based products, today announced its first commercial customer for its DuraBind™ technology, which targets the wood composite market. The SWISS KRONO GROUP is a top five global producer of wood composites with multiple production facilities. It has completed industrial-stage trials and is now using DuraBind on one production line on an ongoing basis for its NAF (“No Added Formaldehyde”) engineered wood products. EcoSynthetix’ DuraBind technology is a sustainable, NAF resin solution for the multi-billion dollar global wood binder market.
“This important step, with such a strong industry player, validates DuraBind’s capability to meet industry performance standards and deliver value to large-scale operators,” said Jeff MacDonald, CEO of EcoSynthetix. “DuraBind is generating significant interest from a broad range of wood composite manufacturers, as well as retailers, who are actively searching for environmentally-friendly alternatives that reduce the use of formaldehyde. As manufacturers strive to conform to regulations that require lower formaldehyde emissions, DuraBind is ideally positioned, offering improved sustainability with comparable performance and economics.”
“Our strategy is focused on bringing innovative, sustainable products to market. From both a value and performance perspective, EcoSynthetix has achieved the high standard that we establish for all of our products. DuraBind allows us to offer the highest standard of renewable bio-content in our NAF product line,” said Hendrik Hecht, Managing Director of SWISS KRONO GERMANY.
With this initial accomplishment, the two companies have developed plans to introduce DuraBind technology in other products, as well as, at additional sites.
About EcoSynthetix Inc. (www.ecosynthetix.com)
EcoSynthetix offers a range of engineered biopolymers that replace non-renewable chemicals used to manufacture many products, such as paper and packaging, and wood composites. The Company’s flagship products, EcoSphere® biolatex® and DuraBind™ biopolymers, provide customers with a sustainable alternative that reduces the use of hazardous chemicals, improves performance and delivers economic benefits. The Company is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (T:ECO).
About SWISS KRONO GROUP
Having emerged from the company Kronospan, founded in 1966 by entrepreneur Ernst Kaindl in Menznau, Switzerland, today, with more than 4,500 employees, the SWISS KRONO GROUP is one of the leading global engineered wood producers companies. In the 2014/15 fiscal year, the corporation achieved a turnover of CHF 1.8 billion. For the owner and employees, efficiency, uncompromised focus on quality and environmental orientation are at the centre of their business activities. The SWISS KRONO GROUP produces modern, environmentally compatible products made of wood, a naturally renewable resource, using long-term oriented and efficient methods. The headquarters of the SWISS KRONO GROUP are located in Lucerne, Switzerland.
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