There have been so many new green product introductions for October and November because of various industry tradeshows and conferences where companies prefer to announce new product launch. I already kick-started some of the new bioplastic introductions from the K Show but there were others that I did not get in time so they're now posted here.
Here are our October's green chemicals:
1. Vereniums' ethanol enzyme - Verenium started selling its Deltazym GA L-E5 high performance enzyme for the saccharification of liquefied starch in ethanol fuel production process. The enzyme demonstrates high yields using substrates such as cassava, corn, milo, barley, and wheat.
2. AkzoNobel NPE alternative - AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry has introduced Berol 609, an alcohol ethoxylate blend designed as a drop in replacement for nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) particularly NP9 and NP10 in aqueous cleaning formulations.
3. Mitsubishi's eco-friendly flame retardant resins - Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics introduced two new environment-friendly flame retardant polycarbonate resins for optical uses. The resins dramatically improved fire safety in light transmissive cover parts, sheets, films, etc. in electrical and electronic fields.
4. Kraton PVC alternatives - Kraton introduced its G1645 polymer product to replace polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in medical applications. The company also introduced other PVC alternatives in wire and cable applications as well as for automotive interior soft skins.
5. RadiciGroup's PLA yarn - RadiciGroup introduced CornLeaf, a solution-dyed continuous yarn made from polylactic acid (PLA) Ingeo resin for applications in intimate wear, furnishings and consumer goods.
6. PolyOne green polymers - PolyOne introduced a number of green polymers at the K2010 show including reSound 1200 biopolymer compounds; non-halogenated thermoplastic elastomer (OnFlex HFFR) and polyamide (Edgetek AM) compounds; and bisphenol-A free Edgetek XT, a blend of Eastman Tritan copolyester and select engineering thermoplastics.
7. FKuR bioplastic - FKuR introduced Bio-Flex F4110 bioplastic, which has a renewable resource content greater than 60%, and the plastic can be processed into film on conventional LDPE extruders. FKuR's new PLA and PBS-based Bio-Flex S5630 is suitable for thermoforming and injection molding applications.