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VIDEO: ECHA solicits comments on tattoo ink chemicals restriction

I find this announcement interesting as I know several people who have been allergic to tattoo inks and are looking for alternatives. According to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), potential incremental substitution costs as a result of the proposed restriction could be valued at about €4.4m/year to be incurred by downstream users of tattoo ink … Continue reading »

AkzoNobel opens Imagine Chemistry 2018 challenge

AkzoNobel’s Imagine Chemistry challenge is now open as an opportunity for startup and scale-up firms and researchers to solve real industry challenges  and create sustainable business opportunities in chemistry. The overall winners will be awarded joint development agreements with AkzoNobel to help bring their ideas to market. The 2018 edition calls for solutions within the … Continue reading »

VIDEOS Galore: NatureWorks, Eastman, Cellulac

I think I mentioned in the past that I love posting videos on the blog (since I don’t have to write as much!). Here are some interesting videos that recently came my way. Grab a popcorn and enjoy! Bill Coggio, Applications & Technology Development Manager – NatureWorks, presented on the performance properties Vercet lactides offer … Continue reading »

Bio-on, Kering Eyewear partners on PHA materials

Italy-based developer (and soon to be producer) of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) plastics recently announced its partnership with Kering Eyewear, part of the Kering Group, a global luxury group that develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewelry and watches.  Some of Kering Eyewear’s portfolio of brands include Gucci, Cartier, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, … Continue reading »

Nike launches Flyleather sneakers

I’ve mentioned Modern Meadow’s biofabricated leather and the sustainability benefits of this technology in my last post. However, Nike also recently launched its new Flyleather material, which has been incorporated in its Tennis Classic footwear style now available online and as well as in several limited edition footwear styles. Nike’s Flyleather material is made with … Continue reading »

Covestro develops bio-based aniline

I’ve written a more comprehensive analysis of Covestro’s development of bio-based aniline at Tecnon OrbiChem’s September Biomaterials issue. According to Covestro, about 5m tons/year of petro-based aniline is produced worldwide and the company is a leading producer with a capacity of about 1m tons/year, for use largely as a precursor for rigid polyurethane foam.  Covestro … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Arkema celebrates 70 years of Rilsan PA11

Hello blog readers. It is unbelievable that the second half of the year is almost upon us and 2017 actually marks the 10-year anniversary of the Green Chemicals Blog (late September 2017 to be exact). It has certainly been through some ups and downs riding in the wave of the renewable chemicals market and my … Continue reading »

Anellotech starts Bio-BTX pilot production tests

Bio-aromatics technology developer, Anellotech, along with its engineering partner, IFPEN/Axens, announced late last month that it has completed a successful continuous performance test of the TCat-8 pilot plant as part of unit commissioning in Silsbee, Texas. The test involved continuous injection of MinFree(tm) woody biomass feedstock and production of BTX and other chemical by-products. The … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Croda prepares for bio-EO surfactants production

I’m so bummed that I was unable to attend the World Surfactants conference, which was recently held in New Jersey, but hopefully I’ll be able to get some presentation materials to peruse through. In the meantime, here’s a nice video from Croda released last month as it celebrated its $170 million ECO Project, which included … Continue reading »

Global Bioenergies inaugurates bio-isobutene demo plant

Global Bioenergies, a publicly-listed renewable chemical company at Euronext stock exchange, inaugurated this month its new bio-isobutene demonstration plant in Leuna (Germany). As far as I know, Global Bioenergies is the only company currently producing sugar-based isobutene, a chemical building block that can be converted into fuel, plastics, organic glass, elastomers, etc. Gevo was once … Continue reading »

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