Sustainability has become the number one buzz word, and there is hardly a way around natural cosmetic ingredients. Besides, the cosmetic industry has recently seen another trend: supply chain transparency. Conscious consumers are keen on taking a look behind the scenes, and so are manufacturers.
When using the term “olive stone”, consumers and industrial users can refer to very different products. The market has still seen very little standardization of quality grades, and there are no official trade names for the different qualities of olive stones.
At BioPowder.com we have developed an innovative range of fully bio-based matting agents. Matting effects in coating applications have traditionally been created by means of synthetic or mineral powder particles.
Microplastics are non-degradable polymers that take hundreds of years to decompose. Due to their small size, they cannot be collected and recycled but pollute the world’s ecosystems, especially our oceans. A considerable part is absorbed by marine animals and ends up in our food chain.
Microplastics can be added to products intentionally for a function (primary microplastics), be generated during manufacture and processing of products (virtual microplastics), or originate during the use and degradation of a larger plastic product (e.g.tire wear).
The olive industry has rarely caused major debates about environmental sustainability. Although automation and agrochemicals have been hot topics, the ever-growing demand for olive oil seemed to outweigh those side-effects of industrial farming in the past.
Companies from all sectors of the economy are increasingly committing to put Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria in the core of their decision-making process. Environmental criteria relates to how the company performs in respect to the planet and nature.
For quite a while, wood chips have been viewed with a somewhat critical eye for several reasons: first and foremost, they are often not residues from woodworking activities but chopped trees. While still a natural material, this involves resource-intensive forestry, which is not necessarily ecological.
While plant-based alternatives to petrochemical plastics are an attractive option, plant protein-based bioplastics present their own challenges. Specifically, many plant-protein bioplastic studies are targeted toward biodegradable food packaging materials...
While the replacement of synthetic microbeads is in full swing – especially in the personal care industry – natural alternatives have posed certain challenges for R&D professionals.
After a series of tests and industrial trials, the BioPowder.com team proudly presents a new line of functional powders: