Archive | December, 2009

Regulation pushes fragrance vs flavours

Increasing regulatory issues pushed the fragrance group of the European Flavours and Fragrance Association (EFFA) to move its regulatory and advocacy activities to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) effective January 1, 2010. Cristina Arregui, EFFA’s manager on Reach (Europe’s ongoing chemical legislation) will move to the newly created IFRA EU affairs department, according to the […]

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Soy chem to reach $2.7bn in 2013

I forgot to add this report to my last soy post about soybean-based chemicals demand expected to increase 7.8%/year to $2.7 billion by 2013 according to Freedonia Group. Methyl soyate used in biodiesel is said to be by far the most established soy chemical although it is beginning to face competition from other raw materials. […]

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26 new soy chemicals in 2009

The green blog continues to see the growing use of soybean and derivatives as a renewable chemical feedstock. Yesterday, the United Soybean Board (USB) released its annual list of soy-based products the U.S. farmer-led organization helped introduce this year. 26 new soy-based products hit the market in 2009, according to the group, which helps provides […]

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Ethanol blend decision delayed

Just like the FDA delayed its decision about bisphenol-A, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also delayed its decision on whether to raise the allowable ethanol content in fuel which is currently at a maximum of 10%. The EPA said it will make a final determination in mid-2010 when more testing data is available. The […]

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BPA war in Britain

The issue on bisphenol-A is definitely worldwide as in the case in the UK where the group Breast Cancer UK recently launched their “No More BPA” campaign today calling the British goverment for a BPA ban. In their campaign, the group cited a recent survey of 2,101 adults where 61% agreed on a government BPA […]

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