Green chemicals for the month

Here are some of the new green chemicals introduced in November. I’m predicting a lot more of these new “green” alternatives will come out next year…

1. Ticona’s green flame retardant - Ticona Engineering Polymers launched its halogen-free enhanced Celanex® 6842 flame retardant series with improved processability and equivalent properties that give designers and manufacturers a “drop-in” option for use in eco-friendly electrical and electronic components.

2. ICL reduces mercury emissions ICL Industrial Products launched its Merquel(TM) inorganic bromides product line for reduction of mercury emissions from coal fired power plants, kilns and incinerators.3. Millipore’s first bioplastic - Lifescience company Millipore unveiled its first biodegradable and compostable product, the EcoStand tube holder, made from environmentally responsible bio-based plastic resin.

4. Chevron Phillips’ low chlorine resin - Chevron Phillips Chemical Company’s Engineering Polymers group has introduced two new Ryton® polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resin grades with chlorine content of less than 900 parts per million in anticipation of low halogen content standards for the electronics industry.

5. Celanese eco-friendly paints Celanese Emulsion Polymers introduced EcoVAE™ emulsions for low odor, low VOC interior decorative paints to the Asian region.

6. Cognis green defoamer Cognis introduced to the European market its Dehydran SE 1, a high-performing, green alternative to mineral oil-based defoamers for high PVC water-based paints.

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