Keen to be green

Brice, Andy
January 2008
ICIS Chemical Business;1/21/2008, Vol. 273 Issue 3, p24
Trade Publication
The article observes the efforts of the surfactants sector to develop more environmentally friendly products. Given the price pressure from petroleum-based surfactants, companies are starting to concentrate more on oleo-based products. Dow Chemical's Fabric and Surface Care offers raw materials that use fewer resources in their manufacture, including many made from renewable resources.


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