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Hercules, Headwaters, and Cargill Win Green Chemistry Awards

10:05 AM MDT | July 11, 2007 | Kara Sissell with Michelle Bryner

EPA has named the Presidential Green Chemistry awards, with three chemical companies among the winners. Award recipients include Hercules for its part in developing a formaldehyde-free wood adhesive; Headwaters International (South Jordan, UT), for its nanocatalyst to synthesize hydrogen peroxide (H2O2); and Cargill for its renewable polyols used to make polyurethane. EPA defines green chemistry as the design of chemical products or processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances. Li: Soy-based adhesive is less toxic. Hercules...

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