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Renewably sourced chemicals (vegetable-derived, synthesized by microorganisms…) are increasingly finding use in development of building blocks, additives and polymers. Some solutions like natural fillers & fibers have been around long but some technological advances are being investigated to improve final product performance.

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Jul 30, 2019 | Product News

Braskem to Launch Sugarcane-based Hydrocarbon Solvent

Braskem has announced its first solvent made from sugarcane, HE-70S. The new biobased oxygenated solvent features lower toxicity and greater solvency power compared to traditional hydrocarbon...

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Jul 26, 2019 | Industry News

Researchers Find New Method to Produce Conductive Graphene Material Using Bacteria

In a new research, researchers outline their method to produce graphene materials using a novel technique: mixing oxidized graphite with bacteria. Their method is a more cost-efficient, time-saving...

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Jul 25, 2019 | Industry News

New Enzyme to Convert Plant Waste into Eco-friendly Plastic

A team of scientists has engineered a new family of enzymes to convert plant waste into sustainable products, such as nylon, plastics and chemicals...

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Jul 24, 2019 | Industry News

New Research Aims to Turn Food Waste into Bioplastics Using Catalyst

An ingenious new solution being engineered at the University of Canterbury aims to turn food waste into valuable chemical components that could be used to make bioplastics. Bioplastics produced from...

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Jul 16, 2019 | Industry News

Clariant Offers Sustainable Solutions to Develop Highly-recyclable Packaging

Clariant’s comprehensive portfolio of additive masterbatches allows them to offer solutions Developing packaging that is designed to be highly recyclable. Clariant is offering a 100% bio-based...

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Jul 8, 2019 | Industry News

Avantium-led “VEHICLE” Consortium Gets Funds to Develop Plant-based Chemicals

Avantium has announced that it has been awarded Euro 1.3 million for its Dawn and Mekong Technologies from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020...

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Jun 25, 2019 | Industry News

New Cost-effective Way for Graphene Production Using Eucalyptus Trees

Researchers have developed a cost-effective and eco-friendly way of producing graphene using one of Australia’s most abundant resources, eucalyptus trees. flexible, transparent and conducts heat...

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Jun 21, 2019 | Product News

SANITIZED Launches Sanitized® Mintactiv, a Peppermint-based Antibacterial Additive

Reliable odor-management for cotton textiles using natural mint with the new Sanitized® Mintactiv additive. Sanitized® Mintactiv is active against a variety of both gram-positive and gram-negative...

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Jun 20, 2019 | Industry News

BASF and Lutianhua Sign MoU to Co-develop DME Production Plant

BASF and Sichuan Lutianhua. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-develop a pilot production plant, that will significantly reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in...

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Jun 20, 2019 | Industry News

LyondellBasell and Neste to Produce Bio-based Polypropylene and Polyethylene

LyondellBasell and Neste have jointly announced the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale...

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