We created Qore with a vision to produce and deliver under the brand QIRA a bio-based BDO which reduces CO2 emissions and is renewably sourced from feedstocks, such as corn. Qore is the Joint Venture between Cargill and HELM and its ambition is to turn this vision into reality. The name symbolizes partnership and collaboration. The purpose of Qore is as simple as it is powerful: together we create a responsible future.
Qore blends the different capabilities of two experienced and long-standing global companies. Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work to achieve the purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. The company combines 155 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries.
HELM is a Hamburg (Germany) based family-owned company established in 1900. The company secures access to the world’s key markets through its specific regional knowledge and over 100 subsidiaries, sales offices and participations in over 30 countries.
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QIRA is the next generation of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) – an easy-to-implement, bio-based BDO made from renewable feedstocks that reduces CO2 emissions compared to materials made using fossil-fuel based BDO.
As a key platform chemical, QIRA can be used in a wide variety of applications, including spandex fibers, bioplastics and polyurethanes. Across a multitude of industries, ranging from fashion to automotive, packaging and electronics, QIRA delivers functionality without compromise through more sustainable solutions that are better for people and the planet.
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