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Cellulose Nanocrystal-Infused Concrete Bound for CA Bridge

Researchers based out of Purdue University recently revealed plans to use concrete infused with microscopic-sized nanocrystals from wood in the construction of a California bridge.


Researchers Make Wood as Strong as Steel

University of Maryland, College Park engineers have developed a method that involves the compression of wood, which makes it stronger than most titanium alloys, resulting in a strong, natura...


Volcanic Ash Additive Makes Cement Stronger

With the production of concrete being responsible for 5 percent of the world's carbon dioxide emissions, Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers, working in conjunction with scientis...


Potato Starch Stars in New Coating Binder

A newly developed coating formulation that uses potato starch as a key component is being touted by its creators as an eco-friendly, biobased option, and while it's viable mainly for indoor ...


Firm Introduces Renewable Polyols

Global specialty chemicals supplier Perstorp recently announced the introduction of two new renewable polyol products, rounding out a new line of three renewable alternatives to the essentia...


Bid Accepted for Offshore NC Wind Farm

Avangrid Inc. has won the right to develop an offshore wind farm off Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, with a $9 million bid to the federal government.


Partnership Aims to Track Raw Materials

AkzoNobel and Solvay are working together to increase and track the use of renewable raw materials in coatings.


Coating Advances Top 2013 EPA Awards

New coating technologies that drastically reduce the use of toxic hexavalent chromium and costly titanium dioxide are among the top green chemistry innovations for 2013.


Mine Muck Sustains Painter’s Palette

The toxic sludge polluting streams from abandoned coal mines is going green—and yellow and red and orange.


DuPont to Pay $72M in Price-Fixing Case

DuPont, the world’s largest producer of titanium dioxide, has agreed to pay $72 million in cash to settle allegations by several paint companies that it fixed prices for the common paint pig...


Greener AkzoNobel Coatings Ahead

The world’s largest paint and coatings producer will step up the use of bio-based materials in its products, under a new agreement with a sustainable chemical producer.


AkzoNobel Paint Targets Renewable Oils

Coatings made from algae-based renewable oils are the goal of a new partnership by AkzoNobel and bioproducts supplier Solazyme Inc.


New Concrete May Extend Bridge Life

A new concrete material that uses lightweight aggregates to absorb internal moisture that inevitably seeps in over time is fast finding a home in the decks of Indiana's newest bridges.


 
 
   

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