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AMSilk’s Cosmetic Actives Silkbeads & Silkgel Get Vegan Society Trademark

February 21st, 2017

AMSilk GmbH has successfully registered its two cosmetic ingredients, Silkbeads (microparticles) and Silkgel (hydrogel), with the internationally recognized Vegan Society.

Forest-based Biomaterials for Advanced Manufacturing Applications – ORNL/UMaine Partners

February 20th, 2017

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) has joined with officials from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Maine at Orono (UMaine) to announce...

Jungbunzlauer at in-cosmetics Global: to Showcase COSMOS & ECOCERT Approved Natural Products

February 17th, 2017

Jungbunzlauer will be showcasing its COSMOS and ECOCERT approved skin care and hair care products suitable for use in vegan and natural personal care at in-cosmetics Global 2017. The company...

Green Biologics & Jungbunzlauer to Focus on Bio-Based Plasticizers

Green Biologics • February 16th, 2017

Green Biologics, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Green Biologics Ltd., a U.K. industrial biotechnology and renewable chemicals company, has announced an exclusive collaboration with Jungbunzlauer...

New Process for Biomass-derived Chemicals Production for Tires, Finds U of M

February 15th, 2017

The researchers of University of Minnesota have invented a new technology to produce tires from trees and grasses in a process that could shift the tire production industry toward using renewable...

VTT Develops CatLignin, a Reactive Lignin for Wood Adhesives

VTT • February 14th, 2017

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed technology known as "CatLignin" to produce reactive lignin from pulp industry side streams to be used as a replacement for toxic phenol...

ITCF and Partners Launch Project for Lignin-based Carbon Fibers Production

February 13th, 2017

A European research project has been launched for the development of lignin-based carbon fibers for use in composite fiber materials. ITCF Denkendorf is participating in the project, along with...

Toray & Mitsui Sugar Form JV for Biochemicals Production from Bagasse

Mitsui Chemicals • February 13th, 2017

Toray Industries has decided to establish a joint venture company with Mitsui Sugar for seeking business opportunities for manufacturing system of cellulosic sugar, a raw material used for...

Mountain Rose Herbs Receives Platinum Zero Waste Facility Certification

February 10th, 2017

Mountain Rose Herbs is the first business in Oregon to earn a Zero Waste Facility Certification from Green Business Certification. Mountain Rose Herbs was awarded the highest available...

Newag SA Tests First Railcar Using Covestro’s Bio-based Coating Hardener

February 10th, 2017

Polish railway vehicle manufacturer Newag SA broke new ground in resource-efficient coatings when it coated two diesel locomotives with a paint based on renewable resources. Lankwitzer Lackfabrik...

NatureWorks & Ellen MacArthur Partner to Develop New Plastics Economy Using Fossil Feedstocks

February 9th, 2017

NatureWorks has formalized its engagement with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative by finalizing a three-year partnership agreement.

Vegetable Oils Replace Paraffin as Raw Material for Candles: Wageningen

Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research • February 8th, 2017

Researchers from Wageningen Food & Biobased Research are currently working on an alternative to paraffin wax, a product made from crude oil which has been the main raw material for candles for...

Evonik Adds More Actives to its RSPO-certified Cosmetic Ingredients Range

Evonik • February 7th, 2017

Evonik has again substantially expanded its range of cosmetic ingredients certified in accordance with the standard of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO - MB). Customers in the cosmetics...

GREENTECH at in-cosmetics Global: to Launch Bioactive for Long-lasting Protection

GREENTECH • February 6th, 2017

GREENTECH will launch at in-cosmetics London in April, an active that effectively fights against biological damages caused by pollution and provides long-lasting protection for the skin.

Expanscience Acquires Deshidratados Tropicales Securing Sustainable Actives Supply

February 3rd, 2017

Expanscience has acquired the Peruvian firm Deshidratados Tropicales. With this acquisition, Expanscience provides for a more secure and more traceable supply of avocado and maca, two plant raw...

AVALON - New Project to Replace Carcinogenic Formaldehyde with Bio-based, Non-toxic 5-HMF

February 2nd, 2017

AVALON Industries has planned to launch a research project to replace formaldehyde in phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resins with bio-based, non-toxic platform chemical 5-HMF (5-Hydroxymethylfurfural).

EUBP Welcomes EU Strategy on Plastics to Decarbonize Industry

February 2nd, 2017

European Bioplastics (EUBP) has welcomed the EU Roadmap for a Strategy on Plastics in a Circular Economy published recently by the European Commission.

AkzoNobel & Itaconix - Agreement on Development of Bio-based Polymer Technology

AkzoNobel • January 31st, 2017

AkzoNobel has signed a framework joint development agreement with specialty chemicals company Itaconix to explore opportunities for the production of bio-based polymers. AkzoNobel will pursue the...

Green Biologics Gets Two Awards - Recognition for Sustainable & Clean Technology

Green Biologics • January 30th, 2017

Green Biologics has announced that it has been named to the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100 and recognized in the 2016 Global Clean Energy Awards as the Best Renewable Specialty Chemical...

EUBP Welcomes EU Strategy on Plastics to Decarbonize Industry

European Bioplastics • January 30th, 2017

European Bioplastics (EUBP) has welcomed the EU Roadmap for a Strategy on Plastics in a Circular Economy published recently by the European Commission. EUBP welcomes the priority the Commission has...

LESSONIA to Develop Bioactive Ingredients for Cosmetics – New European Research Project

Lessonia • January 27th, 2017

LESSONIA is taking part in a new European research project aiming to develop bioactive ingredients from algae. GENIALG is a large-scale project: 23 million euros of research over 4 years and 19...

Galactic Signs Partnership for Distribution of 100% Natural Origin Products

Galactic • January 26th, 2017

Galactic has announced the appointment of two well renowned distributors of raw materials and active ingredients for the HI&I, CASE and Cosmetics industries. The two new partnership agreements will...

Fair for Life Certification of Clove Leaf Oil Collection Network - Givaudan in Madagascar

Givaudan • January 25th, 2017

Givaudan has announced the first ‘Fair for Life’ certification of its clove leaf oil collection network in Madagascar, reinforcing its commitment to fair and ethical trade relationships. Fair for...

Leaf Resources to Commercialize Glycell Process from Placement Fund

Leaf Resources • January 24th, 2017

Leaf Resources has announced that it has raised USD 2.5 million through a placement of approximately 17.24 million ordinary shares (and free attaching options) to sophisticated investors. The...

Active Organics® & Lipotec Merge to Form Lipotec USA Expanding Skin Care Portfolio

Active Organics • Lipotec • Lubrizol • January 23rd, 2017

The Lubrizol Corporation has announced that Active Organics® and Lipotec LLC will now be combined and operate under the name Lipotec USA, Inc. which is effective immediately. Lubrizol previously...

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