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Green Chemistry Awards Announced

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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The U.S. EPA announced the 2009 winners of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards, a group that includes the developers of new paint and coatings products.

The EPA said the annual awards promote research, development, and implementation of less-hazardous alternatives to existing technologies that reduce or eliminate waste, particularly hazardous waste, in industrial production. The agency said the award recipients “are making significant contributions to pollution prevention in the United States.”

The award winners include the team of Procter & Gamble Company and Cook Composites and Polymers Company, which are jointly developing Chempol® MPS paint formulations incorporating Sefose® oils as a substitute for petroleum-based solvents. The oils are produced from sugar and vegetable oil, and are being used to formulate durable, high-gloss alkyd coatings with markedly lower solvent content, the EPA says. The resulting lower emissions will contribute to worker safety and improved air quality, the agency says. The companies won the “Focus 3 Area Award” for “Designing Greener Chemicals.”

Other Green Chemistry Award winners were:

• Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, for “Making polymers a new, green way”;

• Virent Energy Systems, Inc., Madison, WI, for “Hydrocarbon fuels from plant sugars”;

• Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN, for “Making cosmetic ingredients safely” and

• CEM Corp., Matthews, NC, for “Efficient test for food protein.”

More information: EPA Green Chemistry Program, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, www.epa.gov/greenchemistry.

   

Tagged categories: EPA; Green building; Green coatings; Low-VOC; Sustainability

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