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Acme-Hardesty Announces New Partnership with Botaneco for Personal Care Ingredients

Acme-Hardesty has signed a letter of intent to enter into a distribution agreement with Botaneco, an innovative natural ingredient manufacturer in the personal care industry. Acme-Hardesty will be Botaneco’s channel partner for the personal care market on the East Coast, Southeast, and Midwest.     Botaneco utilizes novel plant-based separation and purification technology to naturally […]

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Avoiding Harmful Chemicals in Personal Care Products: Why Choose Oleochemicals for Cosmetics and Personal Care Product Manufacturing?

The market for naturally derived cosmetic products has increased steadily, with the greatest growth seen in the past decade or so. Much of this has to do with rising interest in sustainable chemicals in cosmetic products, a demand seen both from customers and manufacturers. On the client side, natural cosmetics are healthier for skin and […]

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Waymo Working on Self-Driving Trucks

Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) self-driving car unit Waymo is working on developing self-driving trucks, the company said on Thursday. Waymo, which is looking to expand its self-driving car efforts, expects autonomous vehicles to be able to take over longer distance trucking in the coming years, while allowing human drivers to handle local pickup and delivery routes. […]

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Texas Poised to be Next to Allow Autonomous Testing

Texas is poised to become the next state to allow testing of fully autonomous vehicles on public roads after the state’s legislature approved a bill creating the basic framework manufacturers will need to follow. The legislation was passed by the House on May 20. That approval came several weeks after the Senate unanimously backed the […]

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With Supreme Court Blow to ELD Legal Challenge, Mandate has No Roadblocks Remaining

The Supreme Court on Monday delivered a death blow to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s legal challenge to the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate. With the high court’s rejection, the lawsuit will go no further. Though there are efforts underway to engage Congress on the issue, spearheaded in part by OOIDA, the issue is […]

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Solvay appoints Acme-Hardesty as Fentamine Polyurethane Catalyst Distributor

Solvay, a leading global supplier of amines, announces the appointment of Acme-Hardesty, a Division of Jacob Stern & Sons, Inc., as it exclusive distributor of its Fentamine Polyurethane catalyst line in North America. This brings Solvay’s polyurethane amines, produced in Zhangjiagang, China, to the US marketplace. “We are very pleased to develop our sales of […]

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SharoSENSE – New Preservatives from Sharon Laboratories

Acme-Hardesty is pleased to introduce and promote SharoSENSE, the new line of preservative solutions from Sharon Laboratories. SharoSENSE is a bridge between synthetic and natural, bringing the best from nature with the safety, quality and consistency of a lab. This line offers globally accepted and highly active preservative blends, providing an innovative solution for the […]

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Why Food & Beverage Manufacturers Must Be Concerned With Feeding the World Responsibly

With an increasing concern for sustainable sourcing and sustainable food production, food and beverage manufacturers must be aware of the drivers of change in the industry. Recent studies suggest that the food industry lags behind regarding environmental performance, primarily because of its significant impact on the environment and the fact that food supply accounts for […]

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The Increasing Demand for Bio-Based Solvents

Green solvents are made from beat, sugars, corn and other products. Bio-based solvents act as a replacement for crude oil-based solvents and are just as effective, while also being safe. Thanks to their higher boiling point, low toxicity, recyclability, low miscibility and other features that crude oil-based solvents don’t have, sustainable solvents are getting a […]

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8 Little Known Uses for Sustainable Polyurethane

Bio-based polyurethane can be used for many applications, thanks in part to its flexibility and durability. Like all polyurethane, sustainable polyurethane can be used for: Construction. The construction industry has long relied on polyurethane for insulation, structural elements, building components and more. As consumers get more interested in green and environmentally sustainable products, green polyurethane […]

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