Vaude has launched a new footwear collection using Reverdia's Biosuccinium, the brand of sustainable bio-succinic acid products. Vaude said that Reverdia's Biosuccinium is contained in the bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that is used for the production of its new Skarvan shoe range, part of its summer 2018 collection. Vaude uses TPU containing Biosuccinium for the toe caps and heel counters of the shoes. Reverdia is a joint venture between Royal DSM, a materials sciences company based in the Netherlands, and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company headquartered in France. In December 2012 Reverdia began operations in Cassano Spinola, in Italy's Piedmont region, as what it calls the world's first dedicated, large-scale plant for the production of succinic acid from renewable resources.