SC Johnson acquires Ecover and Method to expand biobased products

In Wisconsin, SC Johnson multinational brand has acquired biobased brands Method and Ecover in an effort to expand their eco-friendly products. Details of the...

Biomaterials research comes to a halt at Venezuelan universities

In Venezuela, universities are not getting the government funding they need for biomaterial research projects and other biology and chemistry research that they were...

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Arbiom receives €10.9M in funding and launches new wood to food value chain project

In France, Arbiom received €10.9 million (about $12.8 million) in funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking to demonstrate the production of sustainable feed...

First leather company to use lignin modified polyphenolic in its products

In the Netherlands, Smit & Zoon filed a patent application in Europe for lignin modified polyphenolic leather chemicals. The patent is for the industrial...

Eastman’s TREVA bioplastic secures USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

In Tennessee, Eastman Chemical Company secured USDA Certified Biobased Product Label from the United States Department of Agriculture's BioPreferred program for its TREVA product....

Report says biobased biodegradable plastics to reach 1,356.9 thousand tons by 2020

In the United Kingdom, Future Market Insights states in its latest report that the global bio-based biodegradable plastics market is expected to demonstrate a...

Push or Pull – How silk is spun in nature can help industrial processing

In the United Kingdom, University of Sheffield researchers demonstrated that animals spin silk by pulling rather than pushing it out of their bodies. They...

Purell’s newest soaps increase bio-based content and improve environmental impact

In Ohio, GOJO, inventors of PURELL Instant Hand Sanitizer, introduced the expansion of the PURELL® brand with breakthrough soap and surface spray formulations and...

Shellfish derived chitosan proves valuable once again in latest biomaterial innovation

In Pennsylvania, Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences researchers developed a polysaccharide polyelectrolyte complex made from cellulose pulp from wood or cotton and chitosan....

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