Tag: Evonik

Evonik sells surfactants site to Kensing

Evonik sells surfactants site to Kensing

August 1, 2022 |

In Virginia, Kensing, LLC has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire amphoteric surfactants and specialty esters manufacturing assets in Hopewell, Virginia from Germany’s Evonik Corporation. The purchase price was not disclosed.  Kensing a leading manufacturer of natural vitamin E, plant sterols, specialty esters and high-purity anionic surfactants. It is a portfolio company of One […]

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Evonik breaks ground on Slovakia biosurfactants plant

Evonik breaks ground on Slovakia biosurfactants plant

July 4, 2022 |

In Slovakia, German chemical company Evonik has broken ground on the world’s first commercial production facility for rhamnolipid biosurfactants.  Rhamnolipids are 100% biobased and biodegradable surfactants.  Their exceptional foam-forming properties make them suitable for use in household cleaners and personal care products like shampoos and micellar waters. Their pleasant taste also enables the formulation of […]

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Evonik launches new range of sustainable liquid polybutadienes

Evonik launches new range of sustainable liquid polybutadienes

July 4, 2022 |

In Germany, with POLYVEST eCO, Evonik’s Coating & Adhesive Resins business line has launched a new range of sustainable liquid polybutadienes. The use of sustainably produced butadiene in the manufacture of this innovative product line has been shown to reduce the use of fossil raw materials by up to 99.9%. With the POLYVEST eCO range, […]

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Evonik investment heavily in bio-based and fully biodegradable rhamnolipids

Evonik investment heavily in bio-based and fully biodegradable rhamnolipids

February 1, 2022 |

In Germany, Evonik is investing a three-digit million-euro sum in the construction of a new production plant for bio-based and fully biodegradable rhamnolipids. The decision to build the plant follows a breakthrough in Evonik’s research and development. Rhamnolipids are biosurfactants and serve as active ingredients in shower gels and detergents. Demand for environ-mentally friendly surfactants […]

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Philips biobased appliances, BIOPROT face masks, bio yoga mats and bandages, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 20th

Philips biobased appliances, BIOPROT face masks, bio yoga mats and bandages, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 20th

January 19, 2022 |

That mornin’ cup of joe will taste even better knowing it was brewed in a biobased coffee maker. Yep, biobased appliances are going mainstream with Philips launching an entire line of home appliances – toaster, kettle, and coffee maker – made out of polypropylene manufactured from used plant-based cooking oil. Then you can head out […]

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Evonik to build biosurfactants plant in Slovakia

Evonik to build biosurfactants plant in Slovakia

January 17, 2022 |

In Slovakia, German specialty chemical company Evonik Industries is planning to build the world’s first industrial-scale plant for rhamnolipids, which are used as biosurfactants in shower gels and detergents.  The “three-digit-million euro” investment at Slovenská Ľupča supports a strategic partnership between Evonik and consumer goods giant Unilever that was announced in 2019. Unilever has set […]

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Pollution pods, machine learning, fermentation protein-producing microorganisms, Microsoft’s look at algae and fungi for green data centers and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 4th

Pollution pods, machine learning, fermentation protein-producing microorganisms, Microsoft’s look at algae and fungi for green data centers and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 4th

November 3, 2021 |

Want to know what it’s like to breathe some of the world’s lowest quality air? “Pollution pods” in the UK are giving people that opportunity to draw attention to growing pollution impacts. And an alternative protein startup in California is building a pilot-scale facility for food-friendly proteins, using machine learning and fermentation to genetically engineer […]

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Evonik acquires Swiss plant extract firm

Evonik acquires Swiss plant extract firm

November 1, 2021 |

In Germany, specialty chemical leader Evonik has acquired Switzerland plant extract producer Botanica for an undisclosed sun.  Botanica will be integrated into the Care Solutions business line within Evonik’s life sciences division Nutrition & Care.  Founded in 2998, Botanica employs 43 people. Its portfolio includes over 1,000 different plants available for extraction.  “By drawing on […]

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Evonik completes sodium methylate expansion in Alabama

Evonik completes sodium methylate expansion in Alabama

March 29, 2021 |

In Alabama, Evonik Corporation has completed a significant capacity expansion of its sodium methylate production facility located in Mobile, Ala. With the expansion, the production unit will now be capable of producing up to 90,000 metric tons per year. The growing usage of biodiesel and the decarbonization path defined by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) […]

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Greenlane Biogas, Envitec, Evonik, others among fastest growing biogas businesses

Greenlane Biogas, Envitec, Evonik, others among fastest growing biogas businesses

March 21, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the American Biogas Council announced the eight fastest growing biogas businesses in the US: DMT, DVO, Inc., Envitec Biogas, Evonik, Greenlane Biogas, Nacelle, Paques Environmental Technologies, and PlanET Biogas. Results were determined by gross revenue growth from 2019 to 2020. Collectively, revenue from the fastest eight grew by more than 300%. “Biogas […]

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