Tag: resins

Covestro acquires DSM’s Resins & Functional Materials business, adds $1.175B in revenues

Covestro acquires DSM’s Resins & Functional Materials business, adds $1.175B in revenues

April 11, 2021 |

In Germany, Covestro completed the acquisition of the Resins & Functional Materials business from the Dutch company Royal DSM. The transaction substantially expands Covestro’s portfolio of sustainable coating resins, making the Group one of the world’s leading providers in this growth market. The integration of RFM will expand the Group’s revenues by around EUR 1 […]

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Researchers partially replace fossil phenol with bio-based lignin in resins

Researchers partially replace fossil phenol with bio-based lignin in resins

May 26, 2020 |

In Ohio, in the framework of Bio4Products, scientists at Hexion, a global leader for phenolic specialty resins, have succeeded in partially replacing fossil phenol with bio-based lignin in resins. Two applications seem very promising: insulating foams and molding compounds. Tests of the mechanical properties should ensure that the bio molding compound has the same performance […]

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Braskem supplying biobased resins for use in drip irrigation

Braskem supplying biobased resins for use in drip irrigation

April 4, 2019 |

In Brazil, drip irrigation applied to sugarcane cultivation, a solution adopted by NaanDanJain with Braskem’s support, offers an increase of at least 65% in sugarcane yields compared to the traditional rainfed method. In some cases, the improvement in yield can reach 200%. This irrigation method uses drip systems with pressure-compensating technology (which controls flow) and […]

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Biobased Plastics and Resins, What’s new, and who’s Top Cat?: The Digest’s 2016 Visual Guide

Biobased Plastics and Resins, What’s new, and who’s Top Cat?: The Digest’s 2016 Visual Guide

March 29, 2016 |

Yesterday, we held a well-attended webinar on “Biobased Plastics and resins?” Here below are the slides presented on the day. The recorded version can be accessed here.

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Renewable Resins: new research from North Dakota

Renewable Resins: new research from North Dakota

August 19, 2011 |

In North Dakota, NDSU researchers have developed a family of resins from renewable raw materials, creating resins that eliminate hazardous components such as formaldehyde and bisphenol-A. The resins are based on sucrose and vegetable oils, and can be varied to perform in many applications and industries. The resins developed can be made from from sugarbeets, […]

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Cereplast enters Securities Purchase Agreement to raise $12.5m

Cereplast enters Securities Purchase Agreement to raise $12.5m

June 2, 2011 |

In California, Cereplast has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with select institutional investors. Under the terms of the purchase agreement, the company will raise $12.5 million in an offering of 7% senior subordinated convertible notes due June 1, 2016.  Proceeds from the financing will be used for working capital to meet the increasing demand […]

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