Tomorrow, I'll be co-moderating the CM&E Green Chemistry Panel and it will be interesting to get views from Martek Biosciences, Novomer and Houlihan Lokey. For now, let's start with the very much delayed Weekly News Roundup:
Nippon Air uses DuPont's bio-PDO deicerAll Nippon Airways (ANA) has placed a significant order of DFSustain deicer made with DuPont's Susterra bio-propanediol (PDO). DFsustain has the potential to use up to 40% less energy in manufacturing than more traditional fluids. In performance tests, the fluid was effective at temperatures as low as –40ºC, the company said.
Eastman expands non-phthalate outputEastman Chemical has completed debottlenecking of its manufacturing capacity for Eastman 168™ non-phthalate plasticizer at its Kingsport, Tenn., USA, facility. The approximate 10% increase in capacity came on stream at the end of 2010. Demand is said to be rising for the plasticizer in toys, childcare articles, medical devices and a wide range of other consumer applications worldwide.