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      Category: Sustainability

      Silicones and Sustainability

      Silicone might sound like one material, but it is in fact a family of varied, specialty, high-performance materials. The widespread use of silicones in everything from automobiles to electronics...


      Polyurethanes: The Durable and Versatile Material Helping to Solve Society’s Most Important Sustainability Challenges

      Did you know that polyurethane products and technologies play an important role in promoting sustainability and reducing waste? The polyurethane industry is putting the power of polyurethanes to work...

      How Do We Measure Sustainability? Just One Word: Standards.

      Buy coffee lately? You may have noticed labels on the packaging by “certification” organizations that track and certify that the coffee growers: receive an above standard “premium” price (Fairtrade);...


      Greenbuild 2019: Embracing the Human Impacts of Sustainability

      This year’s Greenbuild Conference & Expo, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), highlighted the benefits that sustainable buildings can have on occupants and their communities, with much...

      At Greenbuild 2018, chemistry helps build sustainability

      This week in Chicago, architects, designers, builders and product manufacturers are gathering at Greenbuild 2018, to learn about, discuss and be inspired by the latest trends in high-performance, sustainable,...