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AkzoNobel and Itaconix Conclude Bio-based Polymer Application Agreement

AkzoNobel • July 27th, 2017

AkzoNobel has finalized the first application agreement for bio-based polymers with Itaconix. The joint development agreement involves AkzoNobel’s Performance Additives unit developing...

Growing Demand for Bio-based Personal Care Products Increases Phytochemical Production

July 26th, 2017

The market for phytochemicals has experienced a massive boost due to the increasing interest of the consumers in personal care products to address their specific needs.

Croda Acquires Enza Biotech to Enhance its Natural Product Portfolio

July 25th, 2017

Croda has announced its acquisition of Enza Biotech AB. Through this acquisition, Enza Biotech’s patented technology will enhance Croda’s well-established natural and renewable product...

Gen3Bio Develops Process to Transform Microalgae into Bio-based Chemicals

July 24th, 2017

Gen3Bio Inc. has developed a unique process that could more effectively and affordably transform microalgae into bio-based chemicals to maximize the value of biofeedstock and reduce landfill waste.

VAUDE’s New Skarvan Range Uses Reverdia’s Biosuccinium

July 21st, 2017

Reverdia’s Biosuccinium® has been used in the production of bio-based materials for VAUDE’s new Skarvan range. As part of the completely redesigned Summer 2018 Shoe Collection, they...

Chemists Develop BPA-free Polycarbonate Using Limonene and CO2

July 20th, 2017

A team of chemists led by Arjan Kleij, ICIQ group leader and ICREA professor, has developed a method to produce polycarbonates from limonene and CO2.

Perstorp’s Biopolymer Enhancers Receive Food Contact Approval by US FDA

Perstorp • July 19th, 2017

Perstorp has received food contact use approval for its Capa™ for Bioplastics product grades 6500D and the new 6800D.

Bio-polyesters Synthesis from Wastes of Juice Industry

July 18th, 2017

MIPLASCOE project is focused on the recovery of wastes of the juice industry by means of the extraction of different monomers by microbial fermentation and the synthesis of bio-polyesters that,...

Galactic Offers Natural Solutions for Facial Lotions and Hand Creams

July 17th, 2017

Galactic has created two new concept sheets dedicated to the personal care market presenting its natural solutions for facial lotions and hand creams.

Ecovia Renewables Wins Imagine Chemistry Challenge Award for its Bio-based Solutions

July 14th, 2017

Ecovia Renewables, Inc. has been selected as a grand prize winner at the 2017 Imagine Chemistry Challenge finals for its submission "BioGel™ polyglutamic acid: a sustainable alternative to...

Arkema to Increase Biosourced Polyamide Production Capacity in Asia

July 13th, 2017

Arkema has announced an investment plan of some 300 million euros over five years in the biosourced polyamide 11 chain. This major investment will enable the Group to increase by 50% its polyamide...

Scientists Develop Biobased Fiber Reinforced Plastic Compounds

July 12th, 2017

Scientists have developed biobased fiber reinforced plastic compounds for a future sustainable large-scale production. The researcher’s main objective was to develop a procedure with which...

Sederma Offers Natural Revitalizing Solutions for Light Pollution

July 11th, 2017

Sederma has introduced unique solutions to face new form of light pollution and indoor pollution. The market potential for screen light protection is huge, that’s the reason why Sederma has...

ICSC Unveils Natural Skin Lightening Active – CosmoWhite for Skin Radiance

ICSC • July 11th, 2017

ICSC research team has developed the unique and all natural oil, CosmoWhite for skin whitening products responding to the increasing demand. CosmoWhite is 100% vegetable oil enforced with herbal...

Two New Pilot Plants for Polymerization to Boost Production of Bio-based Materials

July 10th, 2017

Two new initiatives in the Netherlands are aimed at realizing an open access pilot plant for polymerization. The catalyst for both initiatives is the Biobased Performance Materials research program.

CARBIOS and TechnipFMC Launch Project for Recycling of PET

July 7th, 2017

CARBIOS and TechnipFMC have announced the launch of a project for the industrial development of CARBIOS PET enzymatic recycling process. This innovation will allow producing virgin PET from plastic...

Bio-on Offers PHA Bioplastic for Free to Discover New Applications

July 6th, 2017

Bio-on has challenged the research world and announced its new program entitled "The Matter, is how we change our world". Bio-on wants to involve researchers, inventors and scientists from public...

ExxonMobil & Synthetic Genomics Announce Breakthrough in Algal Oil Research

July 5th, 2017

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. have announced a breakthrough in joint research into advanced biooil involving the modification of an algae strain that more than doubled its oil content.

Amyris to Develop Farnesene Production Plant for Polymers

Amyris • July 4th, 2017

Amyris has announced the next step their plans to develop a leading industrial biotechnology hub in Southeast Asia. Plans call for developing a new production plant with support from local partners...

Green Biologics Gets REACH Certification & to Supply Larger Quantities of Bio-based n-butanol

Green Biologics • July 3rd, 2017

Green Biologics, Inc. has announced that it has received REACH certification. Green Biologics is now able to supply Europe with larger bulk quantities of its bio-based n-butanol. The company has...

Novomer Commercializes Bio-based Chemicals Business with Boston Relocation

Novomer • June 30th, 2017

Novomer, Inc. has announced the relocation of its headquarters to One Bowdoin Square in Boston recently. The new office is designed to meet the expanded demands of the company’s growing bio-based...

ICSC Improves Neem Oil & Butter Products for Skin Care

June 29th, 2017

ICSC has outdone its Neem Butter and Neem Oil product line, removing the unpleasant strong odor of the products for skin care applications.

HEXPOL’s Biobased TPEs Provide Design Freedom in Bed Slat Holders

June 28th, 2017

Grund GmbH & Co. KG expands their traditional product offering by using Dryflex Green thermoplastic elastomers from HEXPOL TPE in their new generation bed slat holders.

Cyrene, a Bio-based Solvent Wins International Award for Innovation

June 27th, 2017

A bio-based solvent developed in the Green Chemistry labs at the University of York has been awarded a prestigious international award for innovation. Cyrene is a renewably sourced, safe...

Arkema Celebrates 70th Anniversary of its Biobased Polyamide

June 27th, 2017

Arkema celebrates 70th anniversary of the invention of its flagship Rilsan® polyamide 11 series of high performance polymers. Produced from castor oil, Rilsan® PA11 resin is a...

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