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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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What Is A BioPreferred® Product?

  BioPreferred® Products Biobased products are defined as non–edible, industrial goods that are made in whole or in part from biological and agricultural products such as vegetables, soybeans, fish, and plants. The category was established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act (FSRIA) of 2002. According to […]

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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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Bright Future for the Bio-Based Chemical Industry

  In our ever-advancing world, it’s becoming increasingly important to develop and implement sustainable solutions for producing industrial materials. Today, the constant use of petroleum-based products and other non-renewable assets are depleting the world’s natural resources. In addition to the damage caused by this depletion, the use of these natural resources has resulted in serious […]

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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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Green Cosmetics: The Push for Sustainable Beauty

More than ever before, consumers aren’t interested in your product — they’re interested in your process. As public interest in sustainability continues to climb, many cosmetic manufacturers are seeking more natural and environmentally-friendly emulsifiers and ingredients for their products. The benefits of “green” beauty products extend beyond trends — increasing studies show the toxicity of […]

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