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  • Biodegradable Cleaners by IPC

    International Products Corporations (IPC) is pleased to offer biodegradable, environmentally-friendly products that are alternatives to hazardous solvents and chemicals commonly used in precision cleaning operations.   IPC cleaners are safe for personnel, materials and equipment, and the environment; yet powerful enough to remove the most difficult soils.  The cleaners meet the USDA ...

  • Global Biodegradable Polymers Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Biodegradable Polymers Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p092427/Global-Biodegradable-Polymers-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Plastic This ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Global Biodegradable Polymers Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Biodegradable Polymers Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p092427/Global-Biodegradable-Polymers-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Plastic This ...


    By ReportLinker

  • New ASTM International standard Biodegradability of Plastics in the Sea

    Laboratories will soon be able to use a new ASTM International standard to test and better understand biodegradability of plastics in marine environments. The new standard (soon to be published as D7991, Test Method for Determining Aerobic Biodegradation of Plastics Buried in Sandy Marine Sediment Under Controlled Laboratory Conditions) provides ways to simulate how plastics degrade in ...


    By ASTM International

  • Marchwood Scientific new range of services for biodegradable waste

    Marchwood Scientific Services Ltd (MSSL) the independent Dioxin testing laboratory near Southampton has now extended its package of testing services for biodegradable wastes. The EU Landfill Directive and corresponding UK Landfill Regulations set targets designed to divert biodegradable municipal wastes (BMW) away from landfill. These targets state that by 2010, only 75% of the 1995 quantity of ...

  • APR responds to biodegradable additive lawsuit decicsion

    The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, the leading trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, urged caution today in response to a recent decision by an Administrative Law Judge regarding claims by a manufacturer of biodegradable additives and their use in the marketplace. (Note: On January 28, 2015, D. Michael Chappell, chief ...

  • Sugar beet pulp turned into biodegradable plastic

    Sugar beet pulp may help cut the costs of making biodegradable plastic, American Agricultural Research Service (ARS) studies suggest. The pulp is a fiber-rich byproduct of sucrose extraction procedures used by sugar beet processors. Most of the 40 million tons of U.S. sugar beet pulp generated each year is used as an inexpensive livestock feed or pet-food ingredient. But ARS chemists Victoria ...


    By Axcess News

  • Oxo-biodegradable plastics industry under fire

    European Bioplastics’s wish to distance itself from the oxo-biodegradable plastics industry has sparked criticism from some in the oxo-biodegradable industry. In a position paper launched on 22 July, the oxo-biodegradable industry -  according to trade association European Bioplastics - has failed to live up to international standards that substantiate the industry’s claims on biodegradation ...

  • `VSG` - a readily biodegradable grease gets food grade approval

    Background: Obtaining regulatory approval for a lubricant as a non-food chemical used in food preparation facilities means that the ingredients have been reviewed and deemed acceptable. This service is no longer performed by US government agencies but it still provided by Agriculture Canada’s Food Inspection Agency. Approval was granted this year. Significance: ...

  • Composts that contain biodegradable plastics may hinder plant growth

    Composts containing biodegradable plastics may hinder rather than help plant growth, according to a recent study by university scientists in Poland. These findings have implications for waste management practices within the EU. It is important to assess the quality and potential environmental risks associated with composts prepared from different wastes. Biodegradable plastics - known as ...

  • Daimer® Carpet Cleaning Equipment Ship with a Biodegradable Stain Removing Chemical

    U.S.A. –  Daimer Industries, Inc.®, one of the leading web suppliers of business-grade carpet cleaning equipment, intends to bundle 2 containers of a biodegradable stain removing chemical with its XTreme Power® XPH-5800T extractors. The stain remover has been concentrated to produce 64 gallons of final product. The dissolver has proven its effectiveness with over 90 percent of ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Parker Dam Bureau of reclamation has success with ‘VSG’ biodegradable grease

    Background: A better product was necessary because spent grease from the wicket gate bearings on hydroelectric turbines will end up in the waterways. Traditional mineral oil based greases are not considered to be readily biodegradable or environmentally friendly so an alternative was required. This is VSG which was specifically developed for the bearings on the wicket and control gates of ...

  • Biodegradable plastics – Not there yet. Additives to breakdown plastics don’t work

    A new study from Michigan State University shows that several additives that claim to break down polyethylene (i.e., plastic bags) and polyethylene terephthalate (i.e., soda bottles) simply don’t work in common disposal situations such as landfills or composting. “Making improper or unsubstantiated claims can produce consumer backlash, fill the environment with unwanted polymer debris ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ASTM and CEN Issue Call For Abstract Submissions For Workshop On Degradable, Biodegradable, And Biobased Products Standards

    ASTM Committee D20 on Plastics and CEN TC411 issued a call for presentation abstracts for the Workshop on Degradable, Biodegradable, and Biobased Products Standards. The 2017 workshop is designed to facilitate a discussion on ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • BC Hydro has success with VSG ‘the green grease veggie oil based and readily biodegradable

    Application: Clowhom GS is in BC's lower mainland and is a 40 MW station on the Clowhom River. This river feeds into the Salmon Inlet and hence the Pacific Ocean. Clowhom GS is used as a peaking station and the head in Clowhom Lake ranges from 144 to 210 ft. They wanted to use a more environmentally friendly grease and chose VSG. This was in 1996 and BC personnel report that VSG ‘The Green ...

  • Action needed on testing and regulation of nanomaterials

    A recent report from the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (UK) has presented a detailed assessment of the current state of knowledge about the effect of new materials on the environment, focusing on nanotechnology. The authors recommend that more testing is urgently needed and that existing regulations should be amended to control the development of nanomaterials, given the state of ...

  • A UK first for WRc’s Waste Testing Laboratory

    WRc’s laboratories have received the first Third Party Accreditation from UKAS on its waste testing capabilities. This national third party accreditation will be used by WRc to demonstrate the performance of staff and laboratories, giving clients enhanced confidence in the quality of the results from their waste and treatment technology investigations. Peter Mills who is the Commercial ...


    By WRc plc

  • ARCHAEA product to be tested in full scale municipal treatment plant.

    Probiosphere products have been chosen for a full scale test in a 50,000 cubic meters per day wastewater facility. It is obviously a challenge to lower suspended matter from an aerated lagoon with such flow rate. The product must not consume the water alkalinity; the sludge must be biodegradable in order to lower cost resulting from sludge production management. ARCHAEA is the right product ...


    By Probiosphere Inc.

  • GLP Compliant Bioassay and Biodegredation Testing Services Now Available

    Sherry Laboratories’ bioassay testing laboratory, is pleased to announce the expansion of capabilities to include GLP compliant testing services. Many companies involved in the manufacture and/or research and development of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and insecticides require GLP compliant testing to assist with research and EPA ...


    By Sherry Laboratories

  • MMR Mold Stain Remover Tested by Leading Accredited Laboratory

    Several months ago, the manufacturer of MMR mold stain remover had their product put under the microscope.  Mold Solutions’ FastMoldRemoval.com subjected MMR mold stain remover to extensive laboratory tests that were conducted by Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc.   The purpose for the testing was to determine the effectiveness of MMR.  Three different types of fungi ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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