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Covestro and Genomatica produce important chemical raw material using biotechnology

Breakthrough for HMDA, widely-used ingredient, paves the way for more sustainable coatings, apparel, adhesives and plastics

21-Jan-2022

Material manufacturer Covestro and biotechnology pioneer Genomatica announced an important industry milestone to advance sustainability resulting from their partnership. The two companies have teamed to be the first to successfully produce significant volumes of a plant-based version of the ...

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New lignin based material to replace fossil plastics and adhesives

"We were amazed by the performance of the new materials"

26-Nov-2021

Researchers at Stockholm University have developed a resource-efficient method to produce new lignin-based materials that can be thermally reprocessed and used to substitute thermosetting resins and adhesives. Modern societies need to find alternatives to materials that are derived from fossil ...

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Adhesives from waste wood, biofuel from straw

EU research project on the potential of agroforestry waste as environmentally friendly raw materials completed

19-Apr-2021

In future, waste from agriculture and forestry could serve as the basis for environmentally friendly building materials, insulation foams or fuels. Over the past four and a half years, an EU project involving the University of Augsburg has explored the potential of such products. The results also ...

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Upcycling: new catalytic process turns plastic bags into adhesives

Converting polyethylene packaging into high-value products incentivizes plastics recycling

22-Dec-2020

While many cities and eight states have banned single-use plastics, bags and other polyethylene packaging still clog landfills and pollute rivers and oceans. One major problem with recycling polyethylene, which makes up one-third of all plastic production worldwide, is economic: Recycled bags end ...

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Super liquid-repellent dry adhesives

Scientists outsmart nature

30-Apr-2020

A specific fibril tip shape design is the key to achieving elastic dry fibril adhesives with super liquid repellency. This new bioinspired material opens up many possibilities for use, as it prevents any form of liquid droplet or layer from hindering or degrading its adhesion. Stuttgart – ...

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The combination of plant-based particles and water forms an 'eco' super-glue

25-Feb-2020

In a study published in Advanced Materials, researchers at Aalto University, the University of Tokyo, Sichuan University, and the University of British Columbia have demonstrated that plant-derived cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) can form an adhesive that fully integrates the concepts of ...

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Follmann acquires Chemical Alliance

24-Jan-2020

With effect from 1 January 2020, Follmann has acquired the Russian adhesive manufacturer Chemical Alliance based in Moscow with about 20 employees. After the acquisition of the British adhesive manufacturer Sealock (PSA hot melts, hot melts and dispersions) and the take-over of the majority ...

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Paving the way to a bio-based future for the European chemical industry

EU project RoadToBio publishes roadmap

20-May-2019

How can the share of bio-based raw materials used in the European chemical industry be increased to 25 % by 2030? As conclusion of its two-year work, the EU project RoadToBio has published a roadmap that outlines how this goal could be achieved. Based on the analysis of nine product groups, the ...

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Eco-friendly formulations based on vegetable oils

Solvent-free adhesives

10-May-2019

There is an increasing demand for green products, but for them to be genuinely sustainable, manufacturers must also use adhesives and paints that are made of bio-based feedstocks. Advanced materials developed in Fraunhofer labs point the way forward. Demand for organic products is booming. ...

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Bodo Möller Chemie expands in Sub-Saharan Africa

Global specialty chemicals expert opens office in Kenya

22-Jun-2018

The Bodo Möller Chemie Group continues to increase its presence in Sub-Saharan Africa and opens a new office in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. At the new location Bodo Möller Chemie is offering specialty adhesives, epoxy resins, additives and pigments from suppliers like Huntsman Advanced ...

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