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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...

Shellfish Chemistry Combined with Bio-based Polymer to Develop New Adhesive

January 20th, 2017

A new type of adhesive that combines the bonding chemistry of shellfish with a bio-based polymer has been shown to perform as well as commercially available products and can be easily degraded,...

Cellulose Ether Market to Reach USD 6.41 Billion by 2021: MarketsandMarkets

January 19th, 2017

The cellulose ether & its derivatives market was valued at USD 4.51 Billion in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 6.41 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2016 to 2021.

Aqua Bio Technology & ScandiDerma Sign Distribution Partnership for Čuvget Products

January 18th, 2017

Aqua Bio Technology ASA has entered into an agreement with ScandiDerma of Tromsø, Norway for the distribution and sales of the Čuvget product family. The collaboration with ScandiDerma is...

Naturex at Cosmetagora 2017: to Present Personal Care Products with Natural Ingredients

Naturex • January 17th, 2017

At the upcoming Cosmetagora show, Naturex will be demonstrating its ability to provide customers with innovative ingredients and formulas infused with natural ingredients.

Stora Enso Invests EUR 12 Million in in Production Unit of Biocomposite Granules

Stora Enso • January 16th, 2017

Stora Enso has invested EUR 12 million to build a new production line that will manufacture biocomposite granules at Hylte Mill in Sweden. Biocomposite granules enable the use of renewable wood to...

Researchers Develop Pinene-based Plastic: University of Bath

January 13th, 2017

Scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath have developed a renewable plastic from a chemical called pinene found in pine needles. Pinene is...

BASF at Cosmetagora – to Present Bio-based Solutions for Skin Care

BASF • January 12th, 2017

At Cosmetagora BASF will present Dermagenist™, an extract from origanum majorana leaves, rich in Vicenin and Luteolin-7-0-glucuronide. It is BASF’s first active ingredient to reverse...

MYBiomass & API Form JDA for Production of Nanocellulose

January 12th, 2017

MYBiomass and API have announced a Joint-Development Work (JDA) for production of nanocellulose and cellulosic sugars from oil palm empty fruit-bunches (EFBs) into material as enhancing additives...

Bioplastics Market to Grow at a CAGR of 19.2% from 2017-2025: Progressive Markets

January 11th, 2017

Global Bioplastics Market is expected to register a CAGR of 19.2% during the forecast period 2017 - 2025, according to a new report by published by Progressive Markets. The key factors responsible...

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