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5th C2C Design Challenge Winners Reimagine Apparel, Furnishings, Personal Care Items
5th C2C Design Challenge Winners Reimagine Apparel, Furnishings, Personal Care Items

6 years ago - The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has announced the winners of the 5th Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge, including MyEcoWall, a mobile acoustic wall made from Ecovative mushroom material and Scout, a children’s jacket that “grows” with the child. The Challenge is the fifth in an initial series of six circular design challenges that incentivize and inspire the design community to envision viable product design solutions for the circular economy using Cradle to Cradle product design principles.

BASF Spurs Production of Sustainable Palm Oil Products
BASF Spurs Production of Sustainable Palm Oil Products

6 years ago - BASF further strengthens its operations network for certified palm products: Meanwhile the company manufactures certified ingredients at 20 locations around the world for the cosmetic, detergent and cleaning agent industries. This production network also includes the BASF factories at Gebze (Turkey) and Dahej (India): they have now received the Supply Chain Certificate of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as BASF announced on the occasion of the RSPO’s fifth annual European Roundtable in London. Present in all key regions

SB’17 Detroit, Day 3: Show, Don’t Tell; Trust vs Truth, and Transformational Collaboration
SB’17 Detroit, Day 3: Show, Don’t Tell; Trust vs Truth, and Transformational Collaboration

6 years ago - Learning from Detroit: Designing a More Diverse, Prosperous and Equitable Economy by Mara Slade Image credit: TechTown In an afternoon panel packed with Detroit leaders, we heard firsthand how they are working in human-centered ways to grow the local economy and support Detroit entrepreneurs.

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Synvina receives interim approval from European PET Bottle Platform: PEF to be integrated in circular economy
Synvina receives interim approval from European PET Bottle Platform: PEF to be integrated in circular economy

6 years ago - The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), produced by Synvina C.V., Amsterdam, in the European bottle recycling market. Following EPBP’s assessment PEF bottles are expected to be disposable through existing recovery systems the same way as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the conventional material for plastic bottles. The interim approval applies to a PEF market penetration of up to 2%.

Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit

6 years ago - SAN FRANCISO, May 22, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® kicks off its largest community gathering today with Sustainable Brands’17 Detroit at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Over 2,000 business executives along with their teams from 35+ countries across the globe are attending the conference and Activation Hub. In addition, there is anticipated record breaking livestream viewership in collaboration with Detroit Public Television (DPTV).

Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit

6 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the session schedule for the Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit, running May 22-25th at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The Activation Hub is the action-centered space within the conference program that allows attendees to collaborate on new tools, resources and ideas to accelerate sustainability-led innovation.

BASF Becomes The Latest Member to Join The Circular Economy 100
BASF Becomes The Latest Member to Join The Circular Economy 100

6 years ago - World-leading chemical company, BASF today announced its membership of the Circular Economy 100 (CE100). As the latest corporate member of the programme, BASF embarks on a three-year partnership to bring about opportunities for a circular economy within new business models and new solutions. BASF 'creates chemistry for a viable future'. In combining economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, it enables its customers and its entire value chain to meet the current and future needs of society. Through science and innovation, BASF investigates techniques for decreasing material use while keeping function and durability at its highest utility.

BASF named Sustainability Supplier of the Year by FCA US
BASF named Sustainability Supplier of the Year by FCA US

6 years ago - BASF was named the 2017 FCA US LLC Sustainability Supplier of the Year for the second time. Winners were selected based on a rating system that evaluates supplier performance in quality, delivery, cost, warranty, and partnership, as well as input from FCA senior leadership. BASF was also honored for its robust sustainability strategy, goals, and programs, which served as a key differentiator.

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BASF Announces Cooperation With HP Indigo
BASF Announces Cooperation With HP Indigo

6 years ago - BASF has recently entered a strategic collaboration with HP Indigo, the world’s leading manufacturer of digital printing presses. Both companies will collaborate to develop water-based adhesive solutions for flexible packaging that are specially tailored for the requirements of the HP Indigo ElectroInk process, a highly flexible and fast digital printing process.

Water-based inks and adhesives as a valuable contribution to sustainability in flexible packaging
Water-based inks and adhesives as a valuable contribution to sustainability in flexible packaging

6 years ago - Water-based Joncryl® and Epotal® offer less environmental impact at similar costs and performance compared to solvent-based technologies- Eco-Efficiency Analysis (EEA) proves a reduced carbon footprint for water-based inks and adhesives of about 15%

BASF Contributes to Sustainable Construction For The World's Largest Concentrated Solar Plant in Morocco
BASF Contributes to Sustainable Construction For The World's Largest Concentrated Solar Plant in Morocco

6 years ago - Stage one of the three-phase construction project of the Noor solar complex was set in motion in February 2016. Innovative solutions based on the BASF Construction Chemicals division's global knowledge and experience are used in the construction of the concentrated solar power system – a more complicated process to install than the widely used photovoltaic panels. Several BASF products were used in the construction of this project such as concrete admixtures, grout, mortars, sealants, and joint water-resistant sealants. “We are proud that we are able to contribute our innovative solutions and know-how to help our customers master the challenges of this complex construction project,” says Andres Monroy, Managing Director, BASF Northwest Africa.

BASF To Strengthen Digital Farming Offer With Acquisition Of ZedX Inc.
BASF To Strengthen Digital Farming Offer With Acquisition Of ZedX Inc.

6 years ago - BASF has signed an agreement to acquire US-based company ZedX, a leader in the development of digital agricultural intelligence. The acquisition is expected to be completed within four weeks. ZedX’s expertise lies in the development of agronomic weather, crop, and pest models that can rapidly translate data into insights for more efficient agricultural production. With the planned acquisition, BASF strengthens its digital farming footprint and further invests in helping growers take advantage of the increasing amount of big data generated in farming and beyond.

BASF Sustainable Living Laboratory unveiled at newly constructed Patrick F. Taylor Hall on the campus of Louisiana State University
BASF Sustainable Living Laboratory unveiled at newly constructed Patrick F. Taylor Hall on the campus of Louisiana State University

6 years ago - BATON ROUGE, LA, and GEISMAR, LA, April 6, 2017 – Louisiana State University (LSU) officials joined BASF executives in the public unveiling of the BASF Sustainable Living Laboratory on campus. The Lab, which is the first-of-its-kind at LSU and in the Southeast region, is an innovative space that promotes problem-based teaching and research focused on sustainable solutions to meet global challenges. As part of BASF's workforce development and science education efforts in the region, the Lab is the result of a $1 million donation BASF made to LSU Foundation and the College of Engineering first announced in 2014.  

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Trending: Chemistry Giants Partner to Advance Supply Chain Transparency, Drive Industrial Research
Trending: Chemistry Giants Partner to Advance Supply Chain Transparency, Drive Industrial Research

6 years ago - Following the launch of Applied DNA Sciences’s CertainT platform that utilizes molecular tags to certify authenticity and origins of products, AkzoNobel, Advanced Biochemical Thailand Co. and EY have introduced a new online tool that allows businesses, for the first time, to use e-certification to track bio-based content along the chemical value chain.

BASF Selects HPE to Build Supercomputer for Global Chemical Research
BASF Selects HPE to Build Supercomputer for Global Chemical Research

6 years ago - BASF SE and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that the companies will collaborate to develop one of the world’s largest supercomputers for industrial chemical research at BASF's Ludwigshafen headquarters this year. Based on the latest generation of HPE Apollo 6000 systems, the new supercomputer will drive the digitalization of BASF's worldwide research.

BASF Touts Sustainability, Efficiency Benefits of Construction Solutions in New Campaign
BASF Touts Sustainability, Efficiency Benefits of Construction Solutions in New Campaign

7 years ago - Increasing economic benefits while reducing global-warming potential: How products from BASF’s Master Builders Solutions® range help achieve this is the focus of the new Europe-wide campaign, “Quantified Sustainable Benefits – Reduce your Footprint and Boost Your Bottom Line.” Through a series of ads and a dedicated website, BASF’s Master Builders Solutions experts, together with European customers, present selected cases that demonstrate how superior chemistry enables customers to increase their productivity while decreasing their operational costs and carbon footprint.

Richard Howitt on a Sustainability-Inclusive IIRC: I'm Up for the Challenge!
Richard Howitt on a Sustainability-Inclusive IIRC: I'm Up for the Challenge!

7 years ago - This post is a response to a challenge posed earlier this year to new IIRC Chief Executive Richard Howitt by Dr. Mark W. McElroy and Martin P. Thomas, co-authors of The Multicapital Scorecard (2016). The goal to make Integrated Reporting the global norm in corporate reporting is indeed at a breakthrough moment.

BASF and the European Space Agency to Develop Digital Services for Farmers
BASF and the European Space Agency to Develop Digital Services for Farmers

7 years ago - BASF and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a collaboration agreement to evaluate how satellite-derived data and images can best be used for agricultural purposes. In close partnership with farmers, the partners’ long-term goal is to translate this information into digital tools and services.

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Sustainable Brands Community Ignites Discourse around the ‘Good Life’
Sustainable Brands Community Ignites Discourse around the ‘Good Life’

7 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, January 25, 2017 – The Sustainable Brands® community will launch its largest global initiative to date at SB’17 Detroit, May 22-25, 2017. This marks the beginning of a 3-year journey among global business and brand leaders who are working together to create a new collective and locally relevant vision of what the ‘Good Life’ means for a healthy individual, family, community, city, country and planet. The initiative is designed to build a productive partnership between brands and consumers to help shift the world toward a healthier economy and a sustainably flourishing future.