Archive | November, 2009

New green chemicals from October

Here are last month’s launch of new green chemicals in no particular order. This list is definitely a record-breaker compared to previous months. I also noticed more new products this month targeting the cleaning market. 1. ELM’s biobased lubricants – Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing (ELM) introduced an array of biobased consumer lubricants and greases, which are […]

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FMC challenges EPA carbofuran ban

The green blog has been covering the carbofuran issue ever since the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided in 2008 to cancel the pesticide’s registration because of concern for its health safety. Carbofuran is an N-methyl carbamate insecticide and nematicide that has been registered to control pests in soil and on leaves in a variety […]

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Clorox eliminates chlorine transport

Clorox announced today that it will modify its bleach manufacturing process in seven US facilities in order to eliminate the transport of chlorine feedstock to those facilities. ICIS news* reported that this move was driven by potential US regulations that could restrict chlorine transport or increase associated costs. Clorox will begin transitioning from chlorine to […]

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Weekly News Roundup: Grants galore!

I apologize for the delay in the News Roundup. I have some big researching to do regarding an upcoming article about high technology chemicals/materials for space crafts. This is my first time covering this market and so if any companies are interested in participating in the article, let me know! I have until November 20 […]

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