METabolic EXplorer is a biological chemistry company which was incorporated in 1999. Based on the tried and tested principle of industrial fermentation, METabolic EXplorer‘s solutions replace today’s petrochemical processes with the use of a wide range of plant-based raw materials. By optimizing the metabolic yield of non-pathogenic bacteria in a contained, controlled environment, the company facilitates the production of chemical compounds used in a wide range of everyday goods (textile fibres, plastics, resins, solvents or animal feed supplements).
METabolic EXplorer is currently focusing its alternative processes on the production of three compounds , including PDO that together have an estimated, annual, end-market value of €7 billion
SK Chemicals Co. Ltd incorporated in 1969, is one of the major healthcare and chemical companies in South Korea with consolidated revenues of $8 bn in 2013. The company’ corporate structure is being reorganized into Green Chemicals and Life Science, under the vision of ‘Becoming one of the global leaders of eco-friendly materials and total healthcare solutions provider’.
In its Green Chemicals Business, SK Chemicals is deploying a business portfolio of specialty chemicals and plastics and continuously implementing innovations to high performance bioplastics, bio-fuels and composite materials.