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Recent advances in RAFT polymerization of monomers derived from renewable resources

The design and preparation of sustainable materials has received considerable interest in recent years due to growing environmental concerns and diminishing crude oil reserves. In a recently published Minireview, the polymerization of renewable monomers by reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization is discussed. Specifically, small molecules extracted from biomass and...

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Evonik acquires US based phytochemical company

Evonik has concluded a purchase agreement to acquire Wilshire Technologies Inc., with the transaction to be completed by the end of January. Headquartered in Princeton NJ (USA), Wilshire Technologies supplies phytochemicals and derivatives to the global cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The new home for the cosmetics part of Wilshire’s product...

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DKSH buys Pacific area distributor

Zürich-based distributer has agreed to acquire Axieo, a speciality chemicals distributor headquartered in Australia and with an office in New Zealand. The company said that this would expand the regional footprint of its Performance Materials business unit and take it into the agrochemicals sector there. The deal is expected to...

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Biesterfeld receives distribution rights for products by Prebona AB

The distributor  has been granted exclusive distribution rights for the odour absorbing and surface care products made by Swedish manufacturer Prebona AB (publ) with immediate effect. The new agreement applies to Germany, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Switzerland, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia,...

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