December 9, 2009

Green Chemicals from November

Sorry about the blog's temporary hiatus as I am up to my eyeballs with exams this week and needed every extra minute to cram information in my aching brain. By the way, thanks for the good luck wishes from @AmChemistry and @plasticpossible = )

Our green chemicals of the month is a little bit late but November was still robust when it comes to green chemicals launch. Also to make amends for the sparse blog these past few days, I will try to post some interesting green commercial products to consider just in time for the holidays!

1. Cognis' green thickener - Cognis launched its DSX 3100, a new nonionic associative polyurethane thickener suitable for water-based architectural and industrial coatings and paints. It is free from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs), does not contain heavy metals (such as organic tin compounds) or solvents and is odor-free.

2. Cortec's Eco-resin - Cortec introduced its EcoWorks® Resin, a proprietary blend of aliphatic and aromatic polyesters for biodegradable film extruding applications. The resin also contains plant sugar-based components.

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