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Micronized walnut shells

Customers often approach us with a clear goal in mind: to use walnut grit as a biodegradable abrasive. Especially the skincare industry is making progress towards microbead-free product, which is why walnut shell particles seem an obvious choice. 

How a circular economy works

At its core, the circular economy represents a shift from the traditional linear 'take, make, waste' industrial model to an innovative system rooted in the principles of reducing, reusing and recycling.

Overview of production stages of olive oil by-products relevant for carbon footprint calculations

The concept of carbon footprint (or CO2 footprint) is complex, especially because it is determined by countless factors, most of which go beyond an organization's control. We believe that, at first, it is crucial for organizations to understand the scope of carbon footprint or CO2 footprint.

Women sieving and separating argan shells

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.

Hand with olive stones

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.

Bio Based Matting Coatings and Paints

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.

Microplastic Personal Care Products

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.

Microplastic Alternatives Cosmetic Industry

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).

Olive oil mill

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.

ESG Practices

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.

Wood Smoke Chips

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.

Effect Olive Stone Powder Properties Plant Protein-Based Bioplastic Films Used as Degradable Packaging Materials

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:

In recent years, the food ingredients market has undergone quite a transformation.