Segetis levulinic ketals are a broad class of novel, patented compounds that are bio-derived. The properties of levulinic ketals are easily modified and tailored through the R1 and R2 functionalities, allowing the compounds to be used alone or as a building block.
The chemical structure of levulinic ketals gives them valuable inherent traits:
- Thermally stable and un-reactive
- Low toxicity
- High oxygen content for compatibility with a broad range of materials, including water
- High boiling points
Segetis produces levulinic ketals using its highly selective process combining esters of levulinic acid with alcohols derived from vegetable oils to give a sustainable, multifunctional bio-derived product.
Fully Operational - 2012
Supply Strategic Customers
2017-2018 up to 10,000 tons/year
2020-2022 up to 30Kta
Segetis Materials Enhancing Sustainability Profile:
(In comparison to petro-based alternatives)
- Save 2 liters of gasoline per liter of Segetis product
- Save 7 tons of CO2-equivalents per ton of Segetis product
3rd Party LCA modeled “field to product” - by Boustead Consulting Ltd