Yesterday’s Green Chemistry round table hosted by Elevance was very productive in terms of getting information. I will tell you more in details next week of what some of the panelists have to say about the future of green chemistry, its challenges, potential and how it can help the US economy.
Unfortunately, I have a deadline to catch working on a green building article for ICIS Chemical Business this week, and so here for now are some juicy teasers gathered from the event.
- Clorox’s Dr. Andrew Gilicinski, director of Technology Brokerage and Innovation, noted in passing the success of their Greenworks cleaning products line in terms of sales. Clorox launched the line last year and last month, added its biodegradable cleaning wipes. Dr. Gilicinski said (hopefully exclusively to me) that they will launch another green products this summer.
- Elevance and its partner Tetramer is planning to launch two new natural-based wax this year as alternatives to some of the traditional waxes out there that have supply/production issues.They are currently working on alternatives to Japan wax, montan wax, amide wax and metal soaps. Which two of the four will come out this year? We’ll soon find out!
- Dow Corning’s Bill Schulz said they are working on industrial applications of their soy wax technology, which was co-developed with Elevance. Dow Corning started marketing the jointly developed new soy wax products last year for the personal care segment. The companies are also looking to develop performance ingredients from other natural oils aside from soybean oil.addthis_pub = ‘greenchicgeek’;