PFAS seem to be everywhere right now – not just in consumer products or in the environment but also in the press, in policy rooms and on product labels. This four-lettered abbreviation is receiving a lot of attention and is, without a doubt, a hot topic in the world of chemicals at the moment.
Video: Imagine Chemistry Challenge 2019 Webinar Last Friday ChemSec Marketplace hosted the presentation of Nouryon’s collaborative innovation program: Imagine Chemistry 2019. Chemical company Nouryon is looking for ways to create a more sustainable future through chemistry. Through this program, they…
This car seat has had her share of bad relationships with endocrine disruptors and so on. Luckily, she tried ChemSec’s online meeting point – Marketplace – and found a match with a safer alternative to a toxic flame retardant. On Marketplace there are hundreds of safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals just waiting to hook up with products. Try it yourself!
Flame retardants might as well be called “Everywhere Chemicals” because they are found far and wide, really anywhere you look. In carpets, mattresses, upholstered furniture, computers, television sets, cables, walls, car seats, clothing, animals, humans – you name it.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) just posted a request on Marketplace. Why? One company has submitted an Application for Authorisation to ECHA in order to allow continued use of Trichloroethylene in the extraction process of caprolactam. The legislation states that an authorisation should only be granted if there are no safer alternatives available. ECHA is therefore reaching out to solution providers here on Marketplace, urging them to submit information about their alternatives.
What do Marketplace users think of the platform and how is it being used? Here are some hard numbers to answer those questions.
In May 2015, the Danish supermarket COOP completely stopped selling microwave popcorn. The shelves where it used to be were suddenly empty. Then in October the same year, it reappeared on the shelves. What had happened? Well, a case of successful chemical substitution had just happened.
When seeking alternative chemicals to integrate into a product or process, many factors must be considered that go beyond looking for a property match.