March 1, 2002 Tokyo, Japan - Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co. Ltd. announced the commercial availability of a new high performance diacid, 2, 4-Diethylglutaric Acid. Ideal for demanding coatings applications, 2, 4-Diethylglutaric Acid provides high solubility for solvents and resins when compared to conventional straight chain diacids. As a cross-linker for acrylic epoxy resin-based powder coatings, the new product's higher cross-linking density promotes exceptional surface gloss, acid and mar resistance.
January 2, 2002 New York, N.Y. - A recent meeting of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) Advisory Committee brought together several industry leaders to discuss amino acid production and the associated theoretical risk of contamination from their use in the production of biological products. One of the world's largest producers of amino acids, Kyowa Hakko submitted detailed information on its fermentation techniques for the production of amino acids. The process, pioneered by Kyowa Hakko nearly half a century ago, utilizes no animal-deri...
January 1, 2002 Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd. announced that it would reorganize the feed-use amino acid operations at BioKyowa Inc. and the food-grade nucleic acid business of both Kyowa Foods Inc. and Kyowa America. Under the plan, BioKyowa will cease manufacturing feed-grade L-Lysine at its Missouri plant and shift production to higher value-added amino acids for products such as nutritional food supplements. Likewise, Kyowa Foods will limit production of food seasoning nucleotides and convert its multi-purpose facility to the manufacture of amino acids, nucleic acids, and related produc...