Showing green muscles at trade shows

Another year starts for chemical companies to strut their green stuff at numerous trade shows.

At this month alone, Rohm and Haas is gearing up for the incoming Sustainable Package Design Expo in Florida. The company says its focus is to educate users on the sustainability aspects of advanced adhesive technologies and newer laminating products in packaging. The company will also showcase adhesive solutions and additives for bioplastic packaging.BASF is demonstrating its portfolio of energy-efficient products and systems for the construction industry at the currently ongoing World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The company says it spends approximately one-third of its research and development budget on projects that promote energy-efficiency. Their products include plasticizers that reduce carbon emissions in concrete manufacture; polyurethanes for insulation; energy-reducing insulating materials and wall systems; black pigments to reduce surface heat; and heat storage materials for indoor climate control.

Also in the Middle East, Teijin participated for the first time in the recently concluded Offshore Arabia 2009 to promote the company’s environmentally-geared products. Teijin showcased its Eco Circle technology, a closed-loop system for recycling polyester products; a highly flame-resistant polyester material which does not contain halogen-based flame retardants; and Arabic garments made from recycled polyester fiber.

The green blogger herself will attend next week’s Soap and Detergent Association’s annual meeting in Florida, and will see if anybody is promoting any new green cleaning products at the event. My colleagues, meanwhile, will attend the annual custom chemical manufacturing trade convention Informex, which will have for the first time the GreenEXchange program. I’m sure plenty of chemical exhibitors will be hawking their green wares in that event as well.
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