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Ecological concerns have increased the need and interest to develop alternative sources for chemical feedstock. Many coatings companies have actively been developing solutions away from the typical petrochemical feedstock and bio-based- technologies are becoming more and more available for the coating industry. Resins and additives can be based on renewable resources and formulated into paints complying with existing and future regulations.

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Sep 1, 2010 | Article

Natural waxes, a way to go?

When interacting with our ever growing community of nearly 100,000 members we ask each month a question related to industry trends, concerns or innovation. This month we wanted to poll the industry...

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Aug 13, 2010 | Industry News

Cobalt Technologies Signs Agreement with Fluor Corporation

Under the agreement, Fluor will provide engineering consulting services as Cobalt gears up to commercialize its biobutanol production technology. Fluor will offer a broad range of EPCM services for...

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Aug 5, 2010 | Industry News

Vertec Biosolvents Granted New Patent

The Company's line of ELSOLTM products, which are now being widely used for specialty coatings formulations and replacement of several toxic solvents such as ketones, xylene toluene and others, with...

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Aug 3, 2010 | Industry News

Gevo Produces Isobutanol, Hydrocarbons and Jet Fuel from Cellulosic Biomass

The production of isobutanol from cellulosic biomass is the subject of a previously announced $1.8 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy and Agriculture's Biomass R&D Program...

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Jun 29, 2010 | Industry News

DSM and Roquette to start bio-based succinic acid joint venture

The joint venture between DSM and Roquette, which is subject to regulatory and other customary approvals and notifications, plans to focus on applications such as 1,4 butanediol, polyurethane...

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Aug 13, 2010 | Industry News

ADM Adds Isosorbide to its Industrial Chemical Product Line

Isosorbide can be used in polyesters for inks, toners, powder coatings, packaging and durable goods; polyurethanes for foams and coatings; polycarbonates for durable goods and optical media; epoxy...

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Aug 10, 2010 | Industry News

Gevo to Acquire Agri-Energy's Ethanol Production Facility to Produce Isobutanol

The process also enables the production of isobutanol from numerous renewable feedstocks including corn, wheat, sorghum, barley, sugar cane and cellulosic feedstocks when biomass conversion becomes...

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Aug 4, 2010 | Industry News

Infocast's Bio-Based Chemicals Value east set for Boston in September as the sequel to the Sold out Premiere Event

Bio-Based Chemicals East offers three dynamic events spanning across the value chain to take on a detailed exploration of the multi-billion dollar "green" opportunity that lies ahead...

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Jul 6, 2010 | Article

Green solvents remain solvents from a VOC perspective but they can bring HS&E benefits

Everyone in the world is looking for greener, bio-based or sustainable chemistries to replace petro-chemical based products. In trying to reduce the environmental impact of coatings, the industry...

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Jun 23, 2010 | Industry News

BASF presents eco-friendly raw materials for the coatings industry in Indonesia

BASF Indonesia presented its range of eco-friendly raw materials for Indonesia's coatings industry at a seminar held in Jakarta. With the theme "decorative coatings love eco-solutions", BASF...

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