The JDA also provides for the development of a commercial supply agreement between the companies for use by DIC of the first targeted, novel high-performance polyol. The partnership will focus on creating new and improved products and formulations for adhesives, coatings, printing inks and lubricants businesses. The work will be carried out at the Checkerspot’s labs and headquarters in Berkeley, Calif.
“DIC is focusing on technology that delivers value for future generations and better performance for products and applications today. Partnering with Checkerspot fits perfectly with DIC’s sustainable mission when it comes to innovation. Checkerspot is building a design -centric platform for new materials science that we see as a clear fit with our global goals. DIC will make use of Checkerspot's already established technologies for chemical products in the production of algae oils,” said Kazunari Sakai, managing executive officer DIC.
“At Checkerspot we strongly believe in working with companies that think differently, share our passion for innovation and share our mission to create new-to-the-world high performance materials, that are also more sustainable. We are excited to be working with DIC on developing new materials that will both perform better and be better for our planet,” Checkerspot CEO Charles Dimmler added.