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Stora Enso launches lignin-based phenol

I’ve received several announcements about developments of several lignin-based chemicals and I will report this trend (and the lignin market if I get more information) on next month’s Tecnon OrbiChem Biomaterials newsletter. Lignin makes of 20-30% of the composition of wood but has traditionally been discarded by the pulp and paper industries. Stora Enso, a pulp … Continue reading »

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 »

Braskem, Topsoe to build a demo bio-MEG plant

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate here in the USA! I still have more ‘catching up’ posts and this one has already been announced back in July during the BIO World Congress but I guess the press statement (delivered by our friends from Sustainability Consult) just made it official. Braskem has signed a partnership with … Continue reading »

Emery Oleo bags USDA bio-based Herbicide certification

Emery Oleochemicals announced recently that its EMERION™ Herbicide products, EMERION™ 7000 Concentrate, EMERION™ 7030 Concentrate and EMERION™ 7020 Concentrate, have each been certified by the USDA as being a 100% biobased product; thus earning the right to display a unique label that highlights its percentage of biobased content. In addition, the EMERION™ 7020 and 7030 Concentrate … 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 »

Modern Meadow launches biofabricated leather

The biofabrication age has arrived and according to New Jersey-based bio-advanced materials developer, Modern Meadow, it will start next year soft commercial launches of products made from its first biofabricated leather material under the brand name Zoa™. I was able to attend Modern Meadow’s pop-up exhibit here in New York City (SoHo) to see for … Continue reading »

SC Johnson to Acquire Method and Ecover

I just saw this news about SC Johnson agreeing to purchase Method and Ecover for an undisclosed amount. This is an interesting news since Method and Ecover (I believe) are the two largest manufacturers of several bio-based cleaning and home care products. Belgium-based Ecover bought US-based Method in 2012.   SC Johnson Signs Agreement to … Continue reading »

NatureWorks launches Performance Chemicals Division

While NatureWorks has already been working on this new business model of launching lactides-based performance chemicals a year back, the company finally made it official with a new division and product line called Vercet™, which aims to supply lactides, polyols, binder resins and chemical intermediates to companies that manufacture innovative coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers … Continue reading »

BioAmber launches pharma-grade succinic acid

Remember the effects of dripping water into stones? That’s probably what’s happening with bio-succinic acid as it slowly chips away potential markets despite the slowdown in blockbuster applications such as PBS and 1,4 BDO. BioAmber announced today the launch of its BIO-SA™ pharmaceutical grade material that provides a USP/NF and FCC Grade of bio-succinic acid … Continue reading »

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