Green Chemistry News

  • DuPont’s R&D is at center of fight with activist.
    Eight years ago, DuPont Co. started selling a product it considers a prime example of the company’s unique research and development potential: carpet fibers derived from cornstarch. Whether this represents an anomaly or the promise of R&D breakthroughs is at the core of the company’s battle.
  • Biobased polymers.
    Corporate ingenuity and determination is starting to pay off, but products must still be muscled into the supply chain.
  • Forward-thinking companies bet on green energy.
    A couple of decades ago, two academic chemists developed 12 principles of green chemistry to guide the design of chemical products and processes which reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances.

Green Chemistry Drivers

  • Calls to ban toxic chemicals fall on deaf ears around the world.
    Endocrine disrupting chemicals are everywhere, found in cosmetics, preservatives, medicines and countless household products such as shampoos and toothpaste, which are used every day by billions of people across the world. Now, for the first time anywhere in the world, the European Union is attempting to regulate them.
  • Legal fight over PCB responsibility continues.
    NCR Corp. continued to produce carbonless copy paper well after learning a chemical involved in the manufacturing process posed a long-term risk to human health and the vitality of the Fox River, a federal appellate court has found.