SOCMA: Green becomes a speciality

SOCMA: Green becomes a speciality

Published: OCTOBER 2, 2012

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The growth of bio-based specialty chemicals in the last decade has been significant and US renewable chemicals firm Blue Marble Biomaterials (BMB) expects this trend to continue and build momentum, says chief business officer Colby Underwood. The company says it is able to capitalise on the growing consumer trend for preferring natural and renewable-based ingredients.

“People have become more aware of what they put in [on] their bodies and are pressuring product manufacturers to cut petroleum oil derivatives out of the products they use everyday,” Underwood says.

He adds: “The variability in the specialty chemical market allows us to focus our efforts on niche sectors, which leads to greater production efficiency. It also gives us greater flexibility to respond to trends in the market.”…

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