Monthly new green chemicals

Here are last month’s newly launched green chemicals for readers’ perusal. Remember, green is in the definition of the reader (or producer)!

1. Chemtura’s mercury remover - Chemtura has launched its GeoBrom™ family of bromine and brominated derivative products for companies employing bromine technologies in the removal of toxic mercury emitted during the combustion of coal in power plants and other coal-fired boilers.

2. BASF green concrete - BASF Construction Chemicals has developed an advanced concrete optimization service called Green Sense Concrete technology that uses BASF’s mixture proportioning expertise to determine the optimal combination of recycled materials and tailor-made chemical admixtures needed to improve the desired slump, setting characteristics, strength, and durability of concrete.

3. Honeywell’s heat efficiency material - Honeywell has developed a new thermal management material called Honeywell LTM6300-SP, that improves energy efficiency of light emitting diodes (LEDs), which are increasingly being used in applications such as street lamps, automotive lighting, flat panel TV displays and computer monitors.

4. Actega’s Solvent-free adhesives - a series of solvent-free polyurethane adhesives for laminates to be used in packaging has been developed by ACTEGA Rhenania. The adhesives have high bio-polyol based content.

5. DuPont’s biobased coolant - DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products says its 100% renewably sourced Susterra® propanediol has been approved by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International as a base coolant for all automobile coolant systems.

6. Rhodia fuel-efficient additives - RHODIA has launched its new performance additive Eolys Powerflex™, a catalyst specifically designed for new diesel engines that enables fast regeneration of particulate filters at low temperature therefore optimizing fuel consumption and reducing CO2 emissions by 3 to 5% compared with other technologies.

7. Kraton polymers for natural oils - Kraton Polymers has developed Kraton A styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) that will make it possible to formulate pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs), sealants and coatings using natural oils.

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