CHANDLER, Ariz., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Yulex Corporation develops bio-based materials derived from the U.S.-grown guayule plant as a replacement for traditional rubbers. The process is environmentally friendly and sustainable, and the residual agricultural materials are utilized as a feedstock for bioenergy. Production of this bio-based material is ecologically responsible and carbon neutral, resulting in a new generation of green products.
A worldwide rubber shortage exists due to ever-growing demand, political forces, weather changes and antiquated production methodology. Guayule is the solution. A combination of performance, ecological sensitivity, safety and a return to industry in the U.S. is driving the adoption of this new high-performance material.
Unlike synthetic materials, guayule does not require petroleum additives in the production process. Also, the combination of carbon-sequestering during the growing of guayule with a low energy aqueous manufacturing process results in a material that is carbon negative.
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Jeff Martin, CEO of Yulex, is available to speak with the media about all the aspects of his company that make it green. He can address the state of the rubber industry, as well as explain in detail the choices he has made to ensure his manufacturing facilities are environmentally friendly and what it means to be a carbon-negative company.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW WITH JEFF MARTIN CONTACT:
Devin Bennett, 858-455-5500 ext 320
About Yulex Corporation
Yulex Corporation has developed a portfolio of bio-based elastomeric materials derived from the U.S.-grown guayule plant. These technological innovations are designed to replace traditional tropical or petroleum-based rubber for consumer, industrial and medical markets, and residual agricultural materials are utilized as a feedstock for bioenergy. We collaborate with our customers to develop and market highly differentiated, premium performance products in an ecologically responsible, sustainable manner resulting in products with negative carbon impact.
SOURCE Yulex Corporation