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Bubbling green detergents

As a sneak preview for this week’s Soap and Detergent Association meeting in Orlando, Florida, here are some updates on the green cleaning trend. Searching the Green blog back in June produced interesting new chemicals launched last year targeting sustainable cleaning. In the enzymes area, producer Genencor introduced in December its PrimaGreen® EcoLight 1 Bleaching […]

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Clariant expands green cleaning chems

Specialty chemicals company Clariant has been very enthusiastic last month in launching new greener products and formulation concepts. To start, the company launched its new EcoTain label (promoting Ecological, Economic, Sustainable products) for cosmetics and personal care, detergents, industrial cleaning products, coatings and deicings. Examples of their EcoTain labeled product offerings include sunflower oil-based emulsifiers; […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The 3-day long weekend comes to an end (pity…) and school is back (pity me…) The battle on climate change bill will again be back on track in Congress although the health care reform will most probably overshadow that. An ICIS insight piece from Washington correspondent Joe Kamalick last week states… “The once healthy climate […]

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New Green Chemicals

You think I’d forget this segment of the blog didn’t you? I was afraid the last weeks of summer will not produce enough green chemical product launch for August and will have to scrap this one for the month but fortunately, innovation is still active even during the lazy weeks of summer. Here they are […]

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AOCS wrap-up Day 2

[Photo of AOCS annual meeting 1945. Photo Credit: AOCS] The second day at the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS)centennial meeting was particularly interesting as in their Hot TopicsSymposia for the morning session, I have to choose between Historical Perspectives on the Chemistry of Oils and Fats (given that I was writing an article last week […]

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AOCS wrap-up Day 1

So here’s a snapshot of my days at the American Oil Chemists Society’s(AOCS) 100th year meeting in Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando,Florida. The meeting was attended by around 1,520 delegates, down fromlast year’s 1,700 mostly because of the economic downturn (they assuredme it’s not because of the pig flu scare…) Day 1: May 4 […]

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March list of new green chemicals

March saw quite a lot of new green chemicals and Huntsman seems to lead the pack. That is why I have a separate post for them. As for the rest, here they are in no particular order: 1. Rohm and Haas microbial control – Rohm and Haas introduced KATHON™ CF 400 microbicide,a new concentrated, metal-free […]

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New green chemicals

Here are some of the new green chemicals launched in February. The enzymes market seems to be churning a lot for the cellulosic ethanol industry. 1. Polyone BPA-free compound – PolyOne unveiled its first commercial compounds made with Eastman Tritan(TM) copolyester. The compounds are free of bisphenol-A and said to provide numerous processing advantages as […]

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Green chemicals of the month

2009 started with a lot of new green chemical offerings ranging from the cleaning industry, to automobile and construction. Here are some of the selected ones mostly in the plastic arena. Hint: If you want your newly launched green chemicals/technology to be included in my monthly list, pls. email the press release to me at […]

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New cleaning chemicals launched

Companies such as BASF and Genencor grabbed the opportunity to introduce their new eco-friendly/sustainable/natural-based cleaning chemicals at the CESIO World Surfactants Congress that I’m attending this week in Paris. BASF says its new cost-effective detergent surfactant Lutensol M is not subjected to environmental classification because of its eco-friendly properties. The ethoxylate can also be marketed […]

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