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Elevance partners with Stepan

I received this news yesterday about Elevance teaming up with surfactant producer Stepan on the development and marketing of surfactants, antimicrobials and polyurethane polyols using Elevance’s proprietary feedstock 9-decenoic esters and C18 dibasic ester. I wrote an article for ICIS News but I couldn’t find it so since we adhere to the blog’s motto of […]

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Green chemicals from September

 Here are September’s new green chemicals list. Solar technologies rule on this one!1. Momentive surfactant for green polyol – Momentive Performance Materials in collaboration with Cargill has developed its Niax silicone L-670 surfactant that allows for the increased use of natural oil-based polyols in foam production. The surfactant also reduces the amount of flame retardant […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The green blogger is in Montreux, Switzerland, this week covering the World Detergents Conference, which is held every four years. In honor of the occasion, feel free (and it’s free!) to read my green surfactants article published this week at ICIS Chemical Business. The detergent conference will see keynote presentations from CEOs of major detergent […]

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Biobased Chemicals East: Day 1

Day one of the Biobased Chemicals East conference gave the green blog an opportunity to hear the side of end consumer companies looking to capitalize on the use of renewable-based chemicals such as wheat straw-based polypropylene in Ford Motor’s cars; biobased surfactants on Henkel’s cleaning products; PLA-based fibers for US carpet maker Interface; and PLA-based […]

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P&G compacts US powder detergents

Procter & Gamble announced this week that it will compact its entire US and Canadian powder laundry detergents starting February 2011, which will help reduce waste, save energy and save water. The smaller packaging and compacted formulas will also reduced fuel consumption, according to the company. With the proper dosage use as recommended, consumers can […]

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Green chemicals from June

Before I start working on my posts coming from the BIO Industrial Biotechnology conference, let me put out these new products launched last month… 1. Novozyme’s new enzyme – Novozymes launched a new enzyme, Spirizyme Excel, that converts more starch in corn, wheat, and other feedstocks into sugars which can be fermented to ethanol, thereby […]

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New glycerine developments

Just finished my article this week about traditional chemical companies jumping into industrial biotechnology processing. That will come out on June 21 so stay tune. Meanwhile, I have a few glycerine development updates that I got hold from my Phoenix trip attending the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) meeting — geez, that seems like a […]

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Green surfactants on the rise

I’ve learned several new information about the development of new green surfactants from the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) meeting, which of course I’ll share here. But first, an announcement from Cognis about their green surfactant alkyl polyglucoside (APG®) caught my attention. Cognis announced yesterday that it has officially opened its new production facility for […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Just finished my article about bio-based materials for automotive parts and I have plenty of left-over to share for the blog. Before I do that, I am also compiling all information I’ve gathered last week at the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) meeting, which hopefully I’ll be able to post. And on top of that, […]

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April green chemicals

Another late post for this month’s new green chemicals. I’ll try to do better next month but no guarantees! 1. Dow biobased plasticizers – Dow Chemical launched DOW ECOLIBRIUM™ Bio-Based Plasticizers, a new family of phthalate-free plasticizers for use in wire insulation and jacketing that are made from nearly 100% renewable feedstocks. 2. Safety-Kleen recycled […]

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