Avantium has sold its bioaromatics patent portfolio to The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, TNO.
BASF has announced a new target for women in leadership roles.
The company is actively seeking to increase the percentage of women in leadership roles for the BASF Group worldwide and for the leadership levels overall to 30% by 2030.
Recycled PET packaging is traditionally required to be produced from a combination of recycled PET and virgin PET material. The outer layers of the packaging are, normally speaking, made from virgin PET to ensure the contents make no contact with the recycled material, for food safety purposes.
With the launch of its new range of bio-attributed PVC, Vynova aims to provide customers with an alternative PVC that will both provide performance as well as help them to achieve their sustainability goals. The new PVC, available for both rigid and flexible applications, meets the same criteria for quality and material specifications as its conventional fossil-based counterpart and can be processed on all existing equipment.
A new insulation board composed of residual and waste materials such as cork and corncobs, waterborne resins based on lignin, and using mineral fillers as flame retardants has been developed by Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF.
Licella, an Australian renewable energy start-up, has developed a patented hydrothermal upgrading technology, which uses water under high temperature and pressure, to chemically recycle End-of-Life - waste - back to the oil they originally came from.
Do compostable products disintegrate fast enough to be disposed of at today’s industrial organic waste treatment facilities? According to a recent study from Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands, indeed they do.
MonoSol, part of the Japanese specialty chemical company Kuraray, has announced plans to build a new production facility in Poland for manufacturing polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) water-soluble films.
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