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In Japan, cosmetics ingredients firm Nikkol has finalized the formation of its 50-50 joint venture with Amyris. The JV, dubbed Apprinova, was first announced in...

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In the Netherlands, Delft University of Technology researchers are using bacteria and 3-D printing to produce graphene. The work could yield a more environmentally...

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In China, China XD Plastics Company Limited says it has formally signed a land-use agreement with the People’s Government of Shunqing District, Nanchong City,...

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In Indiana, Purdue University professors have created a biobased glue that outperforms commercial adhesives when bonding wood, Teflon, and polished aluminum in water. Research lead...

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In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte is rocking a sweet new pair of kicks made from a pineapple-based leather alternative. The shoes were gifted to...

Spider Tie Will Set You Back

In California, Bolt Threads, a startup making spider silk via fermentation, has produced 50 limited edition ties made from its fabric. Fashion-forward individuals can sign...

China Joins Natural Cleaning Products Trend

In the United Kingdom, Hull-based natural ingredient cleaning product maker Bio-D is seeing 30% growth internationally, with particularly keen interest from Chinese consumers. Bio-D's naturally-derived...

Natural Products Core to Frutarom’s Growth Strategy

In Israel, flavors and fragrance major Frutarom says its push into natural ingredients, including those for the health, pigments, and cosmetics markets, is helping...

Lithuanian Researchers Develop Packaging that Biodegrades and Keeps Food Fresher

In Lithuania, Kaunas University of Technology researchers believe they have developed a biodegradable food packaging that will keep food fresher for longer—reducing food waste...

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