Archive | Company initiatives RSS feed for this section

Add to Technorati Favorites

Wanted: CO2

More great news for the much maligned carbon dioxide. Aside from developing CO2 to make ac refrigerants for automobiles, it is now being used to make plastics and biodiesel. DSM is investing in CO2-based plastic developer Novomer. Novomer says its catalyst technology enables the company to manufacture bio-based building blocks, polymers, compounds and other chemical […]

Continue Reading
greencar.gif

Green Autopia

I am shamelessly self-promoting my article about greener automobiles, which just came on out December 17 and was published on ICIS Chemical Business magazine (Did I mention before that I work for ICIS?). According to my interviews with several chemical companies, the global automotive industry is really becoming more green not only because of the […]

Continue Reading

PVC gets sweeter but is still sour for environmentalists

Solvay will build an ethylene plant in Santo Andre, Brazil, which will used sugar cane-based ethanol as feedstock. The ethylene produced in the plant will then be used to manufacture polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Ethylene and chlorine are the two main feedstock needed to manufacture PVC. Solvay says the Santo Andre plant will be the first […]

Continue Reading
Add to Technorati Favorites

News bytes – from expansion to reduction

While trying to finish my green car article and working on a story about chemicals made from vegetable oil and animal fats, several news came my way and here are some of them: 1. Cereplast said it will start its 223,000 tonne/year bioplastic plant in Indiana by January. The bioplastic production facility is reportedly the […]

Continue Reading
Cognis%20Portfolio%20easy%20guide.bmp

How green is green? Cognis says count the leaves

Cognis has set up a green criteria for their ingredients and chemicals in order for their customers to identify how green they want their products to be. Under their Portfolio Easy Guide, four leaves means ingredients derived from 100% renewable natural feedstock, and which did not undergo chemical process that uses catalysts or other reaction […]

Continue Reading

PPG seeks green star

PPG Industries said it is developing an energy reduction plan for all of its facilities through ENERGY STAR, a program of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) that sets standards for energy efficiency in buildings, products and services. PPG said many of its glass, coatings and paints products under […]

Continue Reading

PolyOne’s Safe Ingredients Warranty

Plastic producer PolyOne immediately stepped up with its guaranteed-safe and regulatory-compliant products through its No Surprise Pledge following the latest recall of Chinese toys allegedly containing a coma-inducing chemical 1,4 butanediol when ingested. “NO SURPRISES PLEDGE” At PolyOne, we are committed to helping you grow your business with safe and environmentally sound solutions. This commitment […]

Continue Reading