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Gecko Gets EU Approval for its Bio-inspired Surgical Sealant

September 11th, 2017

Gecko Biomedical ("Gecko") has announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its SETALUM™ Sealant allowing the company to market its technology in Europe.

Bio-on & Kering Eyewear to Develop Innovative Bio-based Products for Eye Care

September 11th, 2017

Bio-on has announced a partnership with Kering Eyewear to develop new materials based on Minerv PHAs, the revolutionary bioplastic which is 100% natural and biodegradable.

ICSC Unveils Natural Shaving Oil & Butter for Personal Care

September 8th, 2017

ICSC has introduced unique shaving oil and butter which are blends of different cold pressed, golden vegetable oils, stabilized with herbal extracts, through its groundbreaking technology called...

DOW Appoints ChemSpec to Distribute its Cellulose Derivatives in USA

September 7th, 2017

ChemSpec has entered in a distribution agreement with The DOW Chemical Company (DOW). ChemSpec is now DOW’s distribution partner for WALSRODER™ Nitrocellulose and WALSRODER™...

AkzoNobel and Itaconix to Develop Bio-based Chelates for Detergents

September 6th, 2017

AkzoNobel and Itaconix have signed an application agreement to evaluate and develop innovative bio-based chelates for use in the consumer and industrial detergents and cleaners markets.

Covestro to Develop Bio-based Resins for Stable Timber Construction

September 5th, 2017

To reduce its dependency on fossil raw materials, Covestro is looking to manufacture a growing number of products and their associated precursors from renewable raw materials. Working with four...

DuPont and ADM Win Fifth-annual Innovation in Bioplastics Award

September 4th, 2017

DuPont and ADM have been announced as joint winners of the 2017 Innovation in Bioplastics Award. The Bioplastics Council – a division of the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) –...

Silab Provides Additional Efficacy Data for Natural Depigmenting Active

September 1st, 2017

Silab has provided the additional efficacy data of WHITONYL®, a natural depigmenting active ingredient, which attenuates pigment spots and gives back to the skin its uniformity and lightness,...

Researchers Combine PAN & Lignin for Automobile-grade Carbon Fiber Production

August 31st, 2017

Researchers develop lignin-based carbon fiber for automotive industry. Using plants and trees to make products such as paper or ethanol leaves behind a residue called lignin, a component of plant...

Researchers to Develop Corn Starch Derived Biodegradable Plastic Fiber

August 30th, 2017

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been looking for a way to develop a bioplastic derived from corn starch.

Berry Seed Husks Act as Natural Preservatives for Cosmetics: VTT Research

VTT • August 29th, 2017

VTT has developed a method of recovering active substances from seed husks. The husks of berry seeds have properties worth using in cosmetics to prevent the growth of harmful microbes.

Total Corbion PLA Offers Bonsucro-certified Sugarcane Derived PLA Bioplastic

Corbion • August 28th, 2017

Total Corbion PLA has announced that PLA resins from Bonsucro-certified sugarcane are now available for commercial order. The company is committed to sustainable sourcing of raw materials, and...

Ingevity to Buy Georgia-Pacific’s Pine Chemicals Business

August 25th, 2017

Ingevity Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire Georgia-Pacific’s pine chemicals business for a cash purchase price of $315 million. The acquisition is subject to certain regulatory...

BIO-FED at Fakuma: to Present Bioplastics for Film Extrusion and Injection Molding

August 24th, 2017

BIO-FED will be showcasing its broad portfolio of film extrusion and injection molding bioplastic grades at the 2017 Fakuma. BIO-FED, a branch of AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH, produces and markets...

Aethic Gets License for Use of Natural Seaweed Active Photamin® in Cosmetic Formulations

August 23rd, 2017

Skincare company Aethic has been granted an exclusive worldwide license by King’s College London for the use of their novel formulations containing a naturally occurring compound found in...

Researchers Develop Plant-derived Sprayable Nanocoating Technique

August 22nd, 2017

A research team led by Professor Insung Choi of the Department of Chemistry has developed a sprayable nanocoating technique using plant-derived polyphenol that can be applied to any surface.

Researchers Develop Stronger & More Durable Plant-based Epoxy Thermoset

August 21st, 2017

A team of researchers has created a plant-based thermoset that could make devices “greener.” Thermosets are used as coatings and adhesives in aircrafts. The team developed a new curing...

Gattefossé Signs Agreement for bio-Propanediol Distribution in Canada

August 18th, 2017

Gattefossé Canada Inc. has announced agreement with Connect Chemicals GmbH to be the exclusive distributor for Glory Biomaterial’s natural, COSMOS/ ECOCERT certified bio-Propanediol in...

Circa Group Forms Alliance with iFormulate to Launch Biosolvent Cyrene

August 17th, 2017

Biotechnology company Circa Group has announced a partnership with formulation science consultancy iFormulate, to support the upcoming launch of new biosolvent Cyrene®. Cyrene® is a chiral...

UK Natural Personal Care Products Market Shows Good Growth

August 16th, 2017

The UK market for natural & organic personal care products has been growing at a healthy rate. A new report by Ecovia Intelligence (formerly known as Organic Monitor) shows sales revenues have...

Genomatica Introduces Bio-based Process Technology for Personal Care

Genomatica • August 15th, 2017

Genomatica has announced its latest innovation, the GENO BG™ process, a new bio-based process technology to make a naturally sourced 1,3 -butylene glycol. The GENO BG process has already...

EU-funded Project Works on Natural Antimicrobial Blue Pigment for Diverse Applications

August 14th, 2017

The EU-funded BIOVADIA project increased understanding of marennine, the blue pigment in blue diatoms. Research continues and could eventually feed into diverse applications, including use of the...

GreenMantra Secures Fund from SDTC to Convert Plastic Waste into Commercially Viable Products

August 11th, 2017

GreenMantra Technologies will receive $2.2 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to be used toward construction of a demonstration plant that will convert waste polystyrene...

Corbion Signs Bid Agreement to Purchase Microalgae Specialist TerraVia

August 10th, 2017

Corbion has entered into a "stalking horse" stock and asset purchase agreement with TerraVia Holdings, Inc. ("TerraVia"), a food and specialty Ingredients Company with a broad and diverse platform...

Berry Seed Husks Act as Natural Preservatives for Cosmetics: VTT Research

VTT • August 9th, 2017

VTT has developed a method of recovering active substances from seed husks. The husks of berry seeds have properties worth using in cosmetics to prevent the growth of harmful microbes.

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