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Panasonic, Nike in bio-resins

I thought at first that bio-propanediol (PDO) is now being used on television parts (is it?). But according to this press release from DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, Panasonic Corporation Eco Solutions Company (part of Panasonic Group) is instead using resins made from DuPont Tate & Lyle’s Susterra bio-PDO for its line of kitchen and […]

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Biodegradable plastics in style

It is not just consumer products companies who are jumping into the bioplastics arena but premium brand company Gucci also realized the benefits of bioplastic. The company launched its “Sustainable Soles” edition of women’s and men’s shoes designed by Frida Giannini as part of Gucci’s Prefall 2012 collection. The shoes are made of biodegradable plastics […]

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Siemens develop ABS plastic alternative

Researchers at technology company Siemens have developed an alternative material to polystyrene-based acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) plastic made from renewable-based polymers and carbon dioxide.   The new material — a result of a three-year project funded by the German Research Ministry and in collaboration with BASF, Munich Techical University and the University of Hamburg scientists — is […]

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Green chem products list

It has been a looong time since I last posted any product introductions and this has been in my  draft box for far too long. I hope these product news are still useful to readers. PLASTICS: Henkel – New additives for high-performance bioplastics Minerals Technologies Inc. Announces a New Product Line for Bioplastics Applications Cortec® […]

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Growing phthalate-free plasticizers

The blog is not that familiar with the plasticizer market although ICIS Chemical Business has been covering some part of this market in the form of phthalate plasticizers dioctyl phthalate (DOP), di-isosonyl phthalate (DINP) and feedstock phthalic anhydride. However, the blog has constantly been receiving news on alternatives development to phthalates DOP and DINP, which […]

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Roquette starts bioplastic plant

Here’s a short post as I give myself a break from studying for Wednesday’s exam. France-based Roquette announced last week that it started its 25,000 tonnes/year starch-based thermoplastics production facility at its Lestrem site.   The resins, which is being marketed under the trade name Gaialene, are produced by grafting polyolefins onto modified starches. According to Roquette’s […]

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New Green chemicals – Long edition

The blog has not been posting green chemicals product launch for months due to time constraint. So I’ve compiled all that I received in this list…(in company alphabetical order). Afton Chemical Announces Greenclean Detergent Technology in North America for Diesel Fuel. Arkema Sustainability Additives Group Introduces New Impact Modifier BWA New Synergistic Non-oxidizing Biocide Croda’s […]

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P&G expands sugar-packaged Pantene sale

Procter & Gamble is now heavily marketing its sugarcane-based packaged Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion hair care products starting in Western Europe this summer. If readers recall, P&G announced in August last year its intent to use Braskem’s sugarcane-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic for packaging on its Pantene Pro-V, Covergirl and Max Factor brands. According to […]

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More Coca-Cola plant bottle packaging

The bioplastic bottle battle continues as Coca-Cola announced on Monday that it has converted its Dasani PET (polyethylene terephthalate) water bottles and its Odwalla single-serving fruit juice HDPE (high density polyethylene) bottles to its recyclable PlantBottle packaging. Like its flagship Coke soda Plantbottle packaging, the Dasani PET bottles are now made up to 30% plant-based […]

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Solazyme’s algae now in skin care

Exciting news from Solazyme this morning as the company announced its microalgae-based skin care line Algenist will now be available in Sephora stores and on television shopping channel QVC (my favorite shopping channel actually). Solazyme said its Algenist anti-aging skincare products include its patented alguronic acid, a polysaccharide extracted from microalgae. In the company’s website, […]

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