Paper pen, bioasphalt, water activated bio shampoo, lignin self-healing elastomer, bio crop coating, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of July 10th

July 9, 2019 |

While many are on vacation this time of year, the bioeconomy is not even close to taking a break. In fact, bioeconomy innovations, are like a beach goer in Florida this time of year – hot! Here are the top innovations for the week of July 10th – from the crazy awesome idea that a pen can be made from paper to ORNL’s self-healing elastomeric material made from lignin.

In today’s Digest, paper pen, bioasphalt, water activated bio shampoo, lignin self-healing elastomer, bio crop coating — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online.

#1 World’s first water-activated powder shampoo debuts

In New York, OWA Haircare, Inc. launched the world’s first water-activated powder shampoo, Moondust Collection: Hair Wash. It is sourced from naturally-derived ingredients and is a powder shampoo that becomes a liquid when activated with water in the shower.

Conventional liquid shampoo is typically around 80% water, according to OWA, and Moondust Collection: Hair Wash is 0% water. This product contains a unique blend of gentle cleansing agents activated by water that condition both the hair and scalp.

Moondust Collection: Hair Wash maintains the quality and efficacy of salon-grade shampoo and is free of water, sulfates, parabens, silicones, and synthetic colors and fragrance. OWA’s debut offering is part of the company’s mission to make the beauty industry a more sustainable place.
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