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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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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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Green Cosmetics: The Push for Sustainable Beauty

A combination of increased public interest and market trends in the cosmetic industry has led to cosmetics manufacturers seeking more natural and sustainable cosmetic emulsifiers and other products. As public interest in the health benefits of green personal care materials continues to climb, manufacturers supporting the trend are finding numerous benefits to sustainable beauty products […]

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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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The Importance of Biodegradable Lubricants

In machine shops and auto body shops, green lubricants are one way to create more sustainable services for customers. Bio-based lubricants are an alternative to mineral-based lubricants, and they offer a number of advantages: Sustainable lubricants reduce the risk of skin irritation. Mineral-based lubricants produce oil mist that introduces volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the […]

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Join Acme-Hardesty at in-cosmetics North America – Sept 7-8, 2016 – New York City

A brand new personal care ingredient sourcing event for North America! in-cosmetics North America will bring to the region innovative ingredients and technologies, providing quality education and consumer insights for formulators, R&D and regulatory professionals. Join Acme-Hardesty and supplier representatives from Temix Oleo SRL and Sharon Laboratories to talk about exciting new products available from […]

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Join Acme-Hardesty at the CPI Polyurethanes Technical Conference, Baltimore, MD

Acme-Hardesty, a Division of Jacob Stern & Sons, and PolyGreen Chemicals ( Malaysia) Sdn Bhd / Malaysia will be presenting a paper entitled, “Recent Advances in Natural Oil Polyol Chemistry for the Polyurethane Industry” during the Sustainability Session of the CPI Polyurethanes Technical Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Acme-Hardesty and PolyGreen have partnered together to bring […]

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