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Sustainable Brands Expands Networking Hub Designed to Accelerate Exchange of Tools and Ideas
Sustainable Brands Expands Networking Hub Designed to Accelerate Exchange of Tools and Ideas

4 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2015 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced the expansion of the Activation Hub at SB’15 San Diego, June 1-4, 2015 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. As a central networking hub, this action-centered environment will serve as an ideation marketplace for global brands looking for specific solutions to scale sustainability initiatives.

BASF and eight partners cooperate to optimize production processes for renewable-based products
BASF and eight partners cooperate to optimize production processes for renewable-based products

4 years ago - PRODIAS (PROcessing Diluted Aqueous Systems) fosters competitiveness of the European process industryAim is to decrease production costs for renewable-based products via increasing the efficiency of raw material use and     production processesProject funding by European Union with €10 million – total budget is about €14 millionLudwigshafen, Germany – March 18, 2015 – A consortium of companies in the European process industry from the areas of biotechnology, renewable resources, chemistry, process engineering, equipment supply as well as research organizations recently launched project PRODIAS (PROcessing Diluted Aque

thinkstep (fka PE International) Launching Comprehensive Platform for Enabling Business Sustainability
thinkstep (fka PE International) Launching Comprehensive Platform for Enabling Business Sustainability

4 years ago - Sustainability software and consulting company PE International, creators of the industry-leading GaBi life cycle assessment software and providers of a vast array of tools for sustainability performance management, unveiled its new name – thinkstep - today at its annual customer and partner symposium. The company says the new name reflects its long history of connecting data and knowledge to make sustainability advances, or ‘thinksteps,’ for the world’s leading brands and organizations.

BASF’s Creator Space Hosting Symposium on Smart Energy for a Sustainable Future
BASF’s Creator Space Hosting Symposium on Smart Energy for a Sustainable Future

4 years ago - At the first of three science symposia hosted by BASF in honor of its 150th anniversary, to be held this week in Ludwigshafen, Germany, more than 600 top ranking scientists from academia and business will discuss “Smart Energy for a Sustainable Future.” Speakers will discuss the latest innovations in the storage and sustainable use of energy and explain approaches to energy-efficient chemical production. Other topics include viable future mobility, new materials for energy technologies and future energy supply. The symposium is part of BASF's worldwide Creator Space™ program.

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BASF brings polyamide solutions based on renewable feedstock to the world of fashion
BASF brings polyamide solutions based on renewable feedstock to the world of fashion

4 years ago - - Ultramid® polyamide derived from renewable feedstock helps save fossil resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions- Maintains trusted Ultramid® quality and technical properties- Italon is first textile company to use new solution from BASF 

BASF and industry commodity associations come together to provide agricultural scholarships
BASF and industry commodity associations come together to provide agricultural scholarships

4 years ago - Ten scholarships awarded to individuals representing the future of agriculturePHOENIX, February 26, 2015 – BASF Crop Protection has teamed up with industry-leading commodity organizations to award scholarships to 10 students pursuing degrees in agriculture. Working with the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF), BASF presented students with scholar-ships today during the 2015 Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona.

Lemons to Lemonade? Turning the Climate Crisis Into a Market Opportunity
Lemons to Lemonade? Turning the Climate Crisis Into a Market Opportunity

4 years ago - As much as climate change is now in regular rotation in the daily news, we’re still a long way from knowing exactly how it will change life as we know it. But as changes become evident, new business opportunities have already presented themselves – take, for example, extinction tourism: The concept surfaced in marketing campaigns in 2008 as companies began offering packages tied to global warming, “using climate change as a marketing pitch, a ‘see it now before it’s gone’ kind of thing,” said Ayako Ezaki, communications director for the International Ecotourism Society at the time.

BASF doubles production capacity at its Cinderford, UK, precious metals recycling plant
BASF doubles production capacity at its Cinderford, UK, precious metals recycling plant

4 years ago - Investment in high-performance milling and decanning equipment drives increased production throughputAllows for higher volumes of scrapped catalytic converter processing and increased efficiency of PGM recoveryCinderford, UK and Ludwigshafen, Germany – February 17, 2015 – BASF has completed the installation and start-up of new high-performance milling and decanning equipment at its Cinderford, Gloucestershire, UK, precious metal recycling operation, more than doubling the plant’s production capacity.

BASF Helps Shanghai GM to Reduce Materials and Achieve a More Sustainable Car Manufacturing Process
BASF Helps Shanghai GM to Reduce Materials and Achieve a More Sustainable Car Manufacturing Process

4 years ago - BASF receives Excellent Supplier: Leading Technology Award from Shanghai General Motors in ChinaBASF’s expertise supports sustainable car manufacturing processLong-term partnership between Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd. and Shanghai General MotorsShanghai, China – February 9, 2015 – BASF offers its customers individual coatings solutions as the automotive industry focuses on sustainable manufacturing processes.

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Multi-Sector Gathering Calls for Harmonized Framework for Shifting to Sustainable Product Portfolios
Multi-Sector Gathering Calls for Harmonized Framework for Shifting to Sustainable Product Portfolios

4 years ago - Last week, Sustainable Brands participated in and helped support an important meeting in Berlin, hosted by BASF, entitled "Steering a Portfolio Toward Sustainability." A gathering of almost 150 chemistry industry stakeholders — including customers and colleagues such as DOW, AkzoNobel, DSM, Eastman Chemical, Solvay and Sabic — participated in the day-and-a-half-long discussion.

Study: Businesses Strengthening Sustainability Through Collaborations
Study: Businesses Strengthening Sustainability Through Collaborations

4 years ago - A growing number of companies are turning to collaborations — with suppliers, NGOs, industry alliances, governments and even competitors — to become more sustainable, according to new research by MIT Sloan Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group and the UN Global Compact.The study, Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability, found that, as sustainability issues become increasingly complex, global in nature and pivotal to success, companies are realizing that they can’t make the necessary impact acting alone.

Industry Leaders Weigh In on Methodology for Measuring Products' Social Impacts
Industry Leaders Weigh In on Methodology for Measuring Products' Social Impacts

4 years ago - In September, a Roundtable of companies comprised of Ahold, AkzoNobel, BASF, BMW Group, Goodyear, L’Oréal, Marks & Spencer, Philips, RB, Steelcase, DSM and PRé Sustainability published a handbook on how to conduct a Product Social Impact Assessment.

Walmart, Target Advance Joint Supply Chain Initiative
Walmart, Target Advance Joint Supply Chain Initiative

4 years ago - Walmart, Target and Forum for the Future (FFTF) have established three working groups to take forward actions agreed at last year’s beauty and personal care (BPC) product sustainability summit, according to ChemicalWatch. The groups will focus on aspects of chemicals in products.Working Group 1 — Supply Chain Information Sharing

BASF, Save the Children Using 'Empathic Design' to Tackle Water and Nutrition Challenges in India, Kenya
BASF, Save the Children Using 'Empathic Design' to Tackle Water and Nutrition Challenges in India, Kenya

4 years ago - Chemical giant BASF has partnered with Save the Children to develop solutions related to improvement of water accessibility and quality in Mumbai, and livelihoods and food security in the Turkana region of Kenya.The two organizations plan to use a co-creation methodology known as “empathic design” for research and development. This technique combines in-depth problem observation with target group interaction to develop better solutions for pressing challenges in India and Kenya.

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BASF's Creator Space Tour Engaging Experts, Citizens Worldwide to Solve Global Issues
BASF's Creator Space Tour Engaging Experts, Citizens Worldwide to Solve Global Issues

4 years ago - Chemical giant BASF is on a mission to connect people and ideas in six locations worldwide with the Creator Space™ tour, a yearlong event series aiming to address challenges in the areas of energy, food and water, and urban living. The first stop, in Mumbai, India, will take place from January 16-23 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly the Prince of Wales Museum), with a focus on water sustainability.

BASF, Boeing Join DOE Program to Develop Advanced Composites
BASF, Boeing Join DOE Program to Develop Advanced Composites

4 years ago - 57 companies, including BASF, Boeing and Ford, have joined the Department of Energy’s new Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Advanced Composites. A consortium of companies, nonprofits and universities led by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville are investing more than $250 million to launch the Institute, focused on cutting-edge research on advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites, which combine strong fibers with tough plastics that are lighter and stronger than steel.

Measuring Sustainability, Part III: How a Sustainability Index Can Optimize Decision-Making
Measuring Sustainability, Part III: How a Sustainability Index Can Optimize Decision-Making

4 years ago - In the first two parts of this series, we explored the motivations behind creating a sustainability index, and the steps to take when creating an index. In this final part of the series, we will explore how organizations can deploy an index to make consistent decisions to support a sustainability strategy.After the index has been designed and created, the next task is to deploy it into the decisions-making structure. Let’s explore some examples of how other organizations have deployed this approach to make more sustainable products.

BASF, Haier, Astronautics Corp Unveil Next-Gen Refrigeration Technology at CES 2015
BASF, Haier, Astronautics Corp Unveil Next-Gen Refrigeration Technology at CES 2015

4 years ago - Among the dizzying array of potentially game-changing innovations on display this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, BASF — along with Haier, a global manufacturer of household appliances, and Astronautics Corporation of America — are presenting a proof‑of‑concept wine cooler refrigerated by a magnetocaloric heat pump.

Eastman Joins Consortium Dedicated to Sustainable Chemical Procurement
Eastman Joins Consortium Dedicated to Sustainable Chemical Procurement

4 years ago - Eastman Chemical Company today announced it will join chemical giants such as BASF, AkzoNobel, Henkel and Clariant as a member of Together for Sustainability (TfS), a European initiative dedicated to the sustainable procurement of chemicals. Eastman and TfS have confirmed acceptance of Eastman’s application to the consortium as the first U.S.-based company to join, with plans to finalize Eastman’s membership in early 2015.

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BASF, Schuster Developing Greaseproof, Recyclable Cardboard for Fast Food Packaging
BASF, Schuster Developing Greaseproof, Recyclable Cardboard for Fast Food Packaging

4 years ago - BASF and recycled cardboard company Schuster have announced they are working on a solution for a combined migration and grease barrier on recycled cardboard.The biopolymer ecovio® PS 1606 is applied to recycled cardboard in an extrusion coating process. This enables the proportion of recycled paper fibers in fast food packaging to be increased while simultaneously making it industrially compostable. The polymer coating applied to the cardboard is several times thinner than a human hair, but provides the packaging with good protection against potential migration of undesired substances while also offering high greaseproofness and liquid tightness. This cardboard is more than 90 percent biobased, recyclable and industrially compostable.

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