November 3, 2008

October Green chems

I'm having a little difficulty finding newly launched green chemicals from last month. Could it be that some of the laboratories are taking a break? Or maybe companies are a little bit prudent these days in launching new products. We'll just wait and see for the rest of the year...

1. Low global warming blowing agent - Honeywell has begun selling its hydrofluoroolefin HFO-1234ze blowing agent for one component foam and aerosol and applications in Europe. The blowing agent has zero ozone-depletion potential and meets EU regulatory requirements for reducing the use of high global-warming-potential (GWP) substances.

2. Green water-borne paint - Kansas companies Premier Paint 2000 & C3 Technology, along with California-based Tech Line Coatings have introduced their water-borne clear coat for the automotive paint market, which is said to exceed EPA standards on volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions. The coating, which is expected to be commercialized in January 2009, reportedly does not contain isocyanates.

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