News in brief: May 2019

2019-05-31T14:50:31+01:0031 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shoes by Timberland Timberland increases the use of renewable materials in its shoes In 2018, a total of 69% of all Timberland footwear shipped in 2018 contained major components (e.g., uppers, linings, and outsoles) with at least 10% recycled, organic or renewable (ROR) content, up slightly from 67% the previous year. Renewable materials [...]

The new RoadToBio Roadmap shows how to increase the share of bio-based row materials to 25% in the EU chemical industry by 2030

2019-05-31T14:49:01+01:0031 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

RoadToBio started in May 2017 to develop a roadmap outlining a path for achieving a 25 % share of bio-based products in the EU organic chemical industry in 2030 (as compared to 10 % share in 2016). The roadmap is intended to provide an evidence-based foundation for the EU chemical industry upon which future [...]

nova-Institute explores ways to achieve a renewable carbon chemical industry in the European Union

2019-05-31T14:48:16+01:0031 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European chemical industry faces enormous challenges to meet the climate goals set by the European Commission in the framework of the Paris Agreement. This agreement aims at keeping a global temperature rise below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C. In this context, the position paper [...]

In brief (October 2016)

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Reverdia & Xinhuarun partner to produce bio-based PU foam: Reverdia and Dezhou Xinhuarun Technology (Xinhuarun) have signed an agreement to jointly develop and promote Biosuccinium™-based microcellular polyurethane (PU) foams. The new microcellular foams will be used in soles for footwear and further applications. BioBTX technology successfully yields 100% bio-based PET: Earlier this month, [...]

New products and innovations

2017-01-11T08:00:47+01:0022 June 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

100% bio-based and biodegradable microbeads for cosmetics developed by Bio-on Bio-On S.p.A., an Italian developer of bio-fermentation technologies for biodegradable materials and industrial applications, has developed a new formulation, called Minerv PHA Bio Cosmetics (type C1), that is designed to make 100% bio-based and biodegradable microbeads suitable for the cosmetics industry. The plastic micro [...]