October 13, 2016/3BL Media/ - Detergent manufacturers can now meet strict environmental regulations relating to the use of phosphates following the launch of a new ingredient developed by AkzoNobel's Chelates business.
The product - Dissolvine M-40 - is a chelating agent with a readily biodegradable active ingredient (known as MGDA) which is more sustainable than some current alternatives. It will enable the detergent industry to meet stringent rules requiring the removal of phosphate builders in their formulations, without compromising on performance.
Blog By Jeremy Rowe Managing Director, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints South East & South Asia
When I first heard of Singapore’s target to green 80 percent of its buildings, old and new, by 2030, I thought it was a great vision and the way to the future. But it is a challenging feat. Developing a green building from scratch is easy, but we can become a truly green society only when we solve the challenge of making our old buildings green. I believe that innovation, focus on research and development – coupled with favorable policies and economic incentives – will need to be closely aligned in changing the whole building stock of an entire country.
The $10 million relocation of a research facility in the US has enabled AkzoNobel to transform its biggest energy user in North America into one of the smartest and most energy efficient.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio September 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Completed in November last year, the company’s new Strongsville Technology Center in Ohio is only a third the size of the former location. Designed to use less than a third of the natural gas, electricity and water, the facility has now been recognized under the worldwide LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification program.