New green chemicals

The green blog is starting this year’s post with a recap of environment-friendly chemicals launched last month. Hopefully this year will bring in more…

1. Rohm and Haas resin - Rohm and Haas launched a new binder, Rhoplex™ VSR-2015 Versatile Sheen Resin, to the North American paint and coatings market. The resin is low-solvent capable, contains no alkylphenol ethoxylate surfactants, and is low in ammonia odor.

2. Merquinsa Bio TPU - Spain-based Merquinsa developed the world’s first ether-based Bio thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) grades marketed under the Pearlthane® ECO brand. The TPU has renewable content of up to 60%.

3. Momentive stabilizer - Momentive Performance Materials introduced Niax* silicone L-655, a silicone stabilizer to be considered for use in manufacturing flexible polyether foam. It offers 10-30% reduction by weight of flame retardant use in slabstock foam applications compared to conventional stabilizers.

4. Milliken eco-additives - Milliken Chemical says its new Hyperform® hyper-nucleating agent overcomes variables in the waste stream to simplify polypropylene (PP) recycling while Millad® clarifying additives enable PP to be substituted for clear materials such as PET, PVC, polycarbonate, polystyrene, styrene acrylonitrile, acrylic and glass.

5. Rhodia biocide - Rhodia launched its new TOLCIDE® PS A-series biocide products that help develop cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions to maximize production from oil and gas reservoirs. The biocide is combined with a proprietary polymer that is both biodegradable and non-bioaccumulative.

6. DuPont Green carpet films - DuPont introduced its Active Layer RS moisture barrier films for use in carpet cushioning. The films contain a minimum of 20% renewably sourced content by weight, derived from naturally occurring fatty acids.

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