Category: Chemicals & Materials

Dow partners with BSB Nanotechnology to expand bio-based ingredients in the personal care market

Dow partners with BSB Nanotechnology to expand bio-based ingredients in the personal care market

September 22, 2022 |

In Michigan, Dow announced a new agreement with BSB Nanotechnology, a producer of premium rice husk-based specialty silica.  Rice husk, a renewable resource produced as a waste product of rice milling, is used for diverse applications in the personal care market. The newly added ingredient – sold under the Dow trademark EcoSmooth Rice Husk Cosmetic […]

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Breitling and SWISS ink partnership to promote SAF

Breitling and SWISS ink partnership to promote SAF

September 22, 2022 |

In Switzerland, SWISS International Air Lines and watchmaker Breitling have entered into a partnership in which Breitling will purchase sustainable aviation fuel for all its business-related flights operated by SWISS. With the purchase of the respective amount of SAF, Breitling said it will reduce its flight-related CO2 emissions by 80%. Breitling also said it will […]

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Far Eastern New Century’s TOPGREEN Bio3 won the Sustainability & Innovation Award from ITMF Awards 2022 

Far Eastern New Century’s TOPGREEN Bio3 won the Sustainability & Innovation Award from ITMF Awards 2022 

September 22, 2022 |

In Taiwan, Far Eastern New Century Corporation (FENC) said it FENC TOPGREEN Bio3 product has won the “Sustainability & Innovation Award” from ITMF Awards 2022, which recognize sustainable and innovative achievements in the textile industry. The company said that FENC TOPGREEN Bio3 is the world’s first fabric made with recycle waste gas PET. The product […]

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Circa launches Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute in the UK 

Circa launches Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute in the UK 

September 22, 2022 |

In Norway, biochemical firm Circa Group said it has launched the Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute at the University of York’s Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) in the UK, with the aim of advancing and promoting the development and commercialization of renewable chemistry. The Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute is a new industrial innovation hub, with […]

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LyondellBasell, Granger Frères SAS and Novacel partner to develop protective films using bio-based polymers

LyondellBasell, Granger Frères SAS and Novacel partner to develop protective films using bio-based polymers

September 22, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, polymer manufacturer LyondellBasell, converter Granger Frères SAS and Novacel, a specialist in surface solutions, have worked together to develop protective films using polyethylene (PE) polymers made from renewable resources. The partners said the new product is being commercialized under the name “OXYGEN vegetal” and can be used on all types of surfaces, […]

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BASF partners with RiKarbon on emollients derived from bio-waste

BASF partners with RiKarbon on emollients derived from bio-waste

September 22, 2022 |

In Germany, BASF said it has signed a partnership contract with RiKarbon Inc., a U.S.-based technology start-up, to exclusively license and commercialize proprietary technology from RiKarbon.  BASF noted that RiKarbon’s patented technology allows the up-cycling of bio-waste into bio-based, biodegradable emollients for the global personal care market. BASF also said it intends to bring the […]

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Coffee balls take the wasteful pods out of your morning routine

Coffee balls take the wasteful pods out of your morning routine

September 19, 2022 |

In Switzerland, supermarket chain Migros has introduced the world’s first capsule-less coffee system for coffee pod machines. Dubbed CoffeeB, the convenient and eco-friendly alternative to the ubiquitous—and wasteful—Keurig-style coffee pods uses a natural and compostable encapsulating material produced by Delica.  The material also protects against oxygen loss, ensuring your cup of joe stays fresh.  “With […]

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Meek Mill, Emily Ratajkowski among investors in cultivated meat platform

Meek Mill, Emily Ratajkowski among investors in cultivated meat platform

September 19, 2022 |

In San Francisco, Prolific Machines has emerged from stealth mode and announced $42 million in funding for its scalable cultivated meat platform. Backers in the “massively oversubscribed” seed and Series A financings include a long list of major foodtech investors and celebrities.  The seed round was led by Arvind Gupta at Mayfield, the first investor […]

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Never be latte again with coffee-waste watch

Never be latte again with coffee-waste watch

September 19, 2022 |

In Berlin, watchmaker Lilienthal Berlin has designed a watch made from used coffee grounds that it claims retains that invigorating smell for quick aromatherapy pick-me-ups on the go.   The timepiece, named Coffee Watch, retails for $349 and is available in colors like Americano and Macchiato. It uses material invented by Kaffeeform, a German company that […]

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Pulling mussels: French startup converts bivalve waste into textiles

Pulling mussels: French startup converts bivalve waste into textiles

September 19, 2022 |

In France, a startup is converting mussel byssus—the threadlike extensions mussels use to adhere to rocks—into textile fibers.  Founded just 13 months ago by Robin Maquet and Florence Baron, Bysco has partnered with the region’s mussel farmers and aims to produce 35,000 square feet of the material within the next two years.  Bysco meets demand […]

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