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July 26, 2011Specialty chemical earnings reports were mixed this week, although higher raw material costs were a recurring theme. Success in passing along those costs was another common thread, at...
May 18, 2011Industry groups have contested the proposed Prop 65 listing for cocamide, a chemically modified form of coconut oil used as a surfactant in many cosmetics and personal care products...
October 21, 2011The global economy is in the process of shifting from a fossil age to a biobased economy, Feike Sijbesma, chairman and CEO of at Royal DSM, told attendees of Biotechnology Industry Association’s (BIO; Washington) World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, currently underway in Toronto....
October 19, 2011A flurry of partnership agreements among biosuccinic acid producers and derivatives manufacturers in the months leading up to BIO, as well as DSM's announcement earlier today that it will build a commercial-scale plant, has validated succinic acid as a frontfronner for successful market adoption....
May 12, 2011Dow executive: Do not think of sustainability as a set of hand-cuffs or add-on program, but rather an "unprecendeted catalyst for innovation growth."...
May 18, 2010Bottle made from Eastman's BPA-free polymer finds its way into summer blockbuster....
January 29, 2009The Soap and Detergent Association annual meeting and industry convention in Boca Raton, FL convenes this week amid a backdrop of uncertainty as the global economic downturn that has the sector cautious about 2009. Demand in the soaps sector has held up relatively well compared with other parts of industry but suppliers and consumers are closely monitoring conditions, suppliers say....
January 22, 2009The ethanol fermentation facilities under construction in the U.S. will "in all likelihood" be the last ethanol plants to be build in the U.S. utilizing corn feedstock, says SRI Consulting....