Tag Archives | sustainability

Dow profits from Clean Technologies

We published this week ICB’s annual Top 40 Power Players within the global chemical industry and Dow Chemical CEO and president Andrew Liveris was chosen as the top power player for 2010. This reminds me of my attendance at Dow’s annual investor day last month where a lot of the business presentations I saw targets […]

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More sustainability goals from CPGs

My article about sustainable consumer packaging on ICIS Chemical Business is now free to access and this led me in noticing several consumer packaged goods (CPG) as well as food and beverage companies really becoming more intent in their sustainability goals of using renewable-based materials as well as reducing waste/material usage. Interestingly enough, I also […]

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Interview: Sustainability at Eastman

My apologies for posting this interview so late…I really have to cut back on interviews lately because of my weekly column (not to mention several features stories) at ICIS Chemical Business. Eastman launched its first sustainability review in June this year and the company is actually aiming for 2/3 of its revenue (at a minimum) […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Hope you all had a good July 4th weekend! It has been a very hectic but productive last week and I have many juicy information from the recent industrial biotechnology conference I attended waiting to be posted. The blog will also post several video interviews from the conference as companies such as OPX Biotechnologies, Genomatica, […]

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Sustainability of corn and apples

I can finally post some interesting tidbits from my Chicago trip a few weeks ago covering BASF’s Agriculture Summit. One that caught my attention is the use of their Eco-Efficiency Analysis tool this time within the agriculture sector. This tool, which was developed by BASF to measure the sustainability of products and production processes and […]

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Arkema Sustainability Additives interview

There have been quite a few interviews and several conferences this year that I was not able to post in the blog due to schedule and deadline constraint. I’m hoping to catch up eventually this summer and I’ll start with Arkema’s new Sustainability Additives Group. The Americas business of French chemical company Arkema officially formed […]

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Europe sets up sustainable biofuel rules

Ok, this is a very crazy day as our company is moving to another floor in our building for the 5th time in 5 years. I have not yet gone through all my emails for the past 4 days so for those who are inquiring about the incoming BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology conference […]

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Top Green blogger stories

School is over for now (yey!) and I am back (somewhat) in my blogging form. While I scan last week’s news, here are some of the green stories I did for ICIS Chemical Business — just to prove that I’m really working and not really playing hooky with the blog (lol!) Walmart’s green goals will […]

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P&G Launches Supplier Scorecard

Here’s a video from Procter & Gamble’s purchasing officer Rick Hughes talking about their newly launched Sustainability Scorecard for their suppliers. This will definitely impact their surfactant and plastic packaging supply chain. The new scorecard will assess P&G suppliers’ environmental footprint and will measure energy use, water use, waste disposal and greenhouse gas emissions on […]

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Chemicals profit in solar

DuPont, Dow Corning, BASF, Wacker Chemie, Solutia (and other chemical companies) have been announcing left and right about recent developments and projects within the solar market — especially solar encapsulants. According to DuPont, encapsulants are among the most important materials to solar module manufacturers for high-volume module sealing and integration. DuPont has collaborated with Oerlikon […]

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