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Clariant introduces de-icing fluids made from renewable propylene glycol

1:59 PM MDT | March 27, 2015 | Rebecca Coons

Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and Clariant say they have introduced ADM Evolution Chemical’s line of biobased propylene glycol into Clariant’s Safewing and Octaflo brands of aircraft de-icing fluids in North...


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Shiseido to set up innovation center at Yokohama

Shiseido (Tokyo), a leading cosmetics player, said today that it will establish a new research facility at Yokohama, Japan. On 26 March, the city granted Shiseido permission to acquire land for the new center in the Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 District. The...

Germany: Large companies buy into start-ups to tap creativity

One in every five large (more than 1,000 employees) industrial companies in Germany is involved in a start-up in order to support innovation. But only 1 in 10 firms with fewer than 1,000 employees follow this strategy. These statistics are two of the key...

VCI president Dekkers calls for "innovation offensive" in Germany

“Make Germany fit for the future by combining power from politics and the economy,” says Marijn Dekkers, president of Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt), and chairman of Bayer. Dekkers was speaking in Berlin at...

Applied Graphene Materials reports loss, plans expansion of production capacity

Applied Graphene Materials (Wilton, UK), a producer of specialty graphene materials, today announced its interim results for the six months ended 31 January. The company reports a loss before tax of £1.9 million ($2.83 million) versus a loss of...

BASF and Heidelberg University extend cooperation

BASF and Heidelberg University have signed a new agreement for their joint catalysis research laboratory (Carla). The research cooperation at Heidelberg, ongoing since 2006, has been extended to October 2017. “Catalysts play a central role in many...

NPE2015: The untapped value of plastic waste, civil society and industry approaches

“There is a lot of value in plastic often found in landfills, a value that is not getting captured [in the right way], because the plastics are either not being sorted the right way or not being utilized. Every year, 280 million m.t. of plastic is...

3M to build technical center at Chengdu, China

3M (St. Paul, MN) says it will expand operations in the west region of China. Inge Thulin, 3M’s chairman, president and CEO, has announced plans for a new West Region Technical Center at Chengdu, one of the largest growing cities for technology and...

Singapore researchers claim cost-effective method to transform palm-oil waste into biobased chemicals

Researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*star; Singapore) have developed a fungal culture to cheaply and efficiently transform waste palm-oil material into biofuels and environmentally friendly plastics, A*star has announced. Palm...

Raizen, Ceres agree to scale up ethanol production from sweet sorghum

Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA) and Raízen (São Paulo) have signed a multiyear collaboration agreement to develop and produce sweet sorghum on an industrial scale. Sweet sorghum can be grown to complement existing feedstock supplies for and extend the...

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