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Your Guide to Nutraceuticals

“Nutraceutical” is the combination of two words –– “nutrient” and “pharmaceutical.” A nutrient is a nourishing component found in food and a pharmaceutical is a medical drug. Nutraceuticals are used for prevention, as nutrition can have a significant impact on a person’s health. Nutraceuticals represent an exciting opportunity in the improvement of health. Manufacturing industries understand […]

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Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers Market Overview

Coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) serve many essential purposes across a range of industries. CASE products provide protective coatings on airplanes, bind machine parts together, seal furniture from water damage and much more. CASE product manufacturing has traditionally relied on the use of petroleum-based materials. However, an increasing focus on sustainable manufacturing practices has led […]

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The Rising Demand for Esters and Sustainable Ingredients in the Personal Care Market

The personal care market is vast and is growing all the time. The personal care space encompasses everything from skincare and cosmetics to hair care, fragrances and more. Products that enhance the health and appearance of our bodies, from head to toe, will seemingly never go out of style. After all, who doesn’t want to […]

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Uses of Hydroxystearic Acid in the Cosmetics Industry

As the green cosmetics industry continues to grow, so does the need for sustainable cosmetics ingredients. To produce green products, manufacturers must use natural, non-harmful ingredients. However, this is often easier said than done — finding useful and sustainable compounds can take time and trial-and-error. Hydroxystearic acid could be the perfect solution. This versatile oleochemical […]

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An Overview of MCT Oil and Medium-Chain Triglycerides

Medium-chain triglycerides have played a role in the food and beverage industry for several years, but their use has skyrocketed in the last decade as more consumers are seeking whole foods and healthy fats for nutrition and weight loss. An emphasis on low-carb diets and macronutrients has also driven the growth of medium-chain triglycerides in […]

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The Important Impact of the Shift Toward Sustainable Castor Oil

As both government and industries shift toward environmentally-friendly practices with an emphasis on finding renewable resources, the global castor oil market has seen positive growth in the last few decades. Castor oil is derived from the castor plant which primarily grows in tropical and subtropical regions. India produces 75 percent of the world’s castor seeds, followed […]

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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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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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Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

  Palm oil is the world’s most widely consumed vegetable oil and you can find it in about 50 percent of the packaged goods sold in your local grocery store.  The ingredient is used in so many food and non-food items because it can be blended and processed to produce products that have a wide […]

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