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19-01-2023

Biorizon teams up with Kaneka to create hard bio-based coatings based on lignin and MS Polymer

Researchers from Biorizon co-initiator VITO and chemical company Kaneka Belgium joined forces to conduct research to create hard bio-based coatings based on lignin and MS Polymer™ with excellent adhesive properties. This research was published in the Polymers Paint Colour Journal (PPCJ).

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06-12-2022

Decathlon: “Bio-aromatics can make sportswear more sustainable”

Customers of outdoor sports brand Decathlon spend a lot of their time in nature. Sustainability is therefore one of the company's obvious values. “We have a big impact on the environment and take on the responsibility to reduce this. This includes switching to bio-based raw materials produced in a nature-friendly way,” said Mansuy Rocquin, Decathlon's Product & Application Engineer, at the 9th Biorizon event on 1 December.

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17-11-2022

Biorizon teams up with Kaneka to create a sustainable premium polymer

Researchers from Biorizon co-initiator VITO and chemical company Kaneka Belgium joined forces to conduct research to create a lignin-based polymer that outperformed its fossil-based counterpart in terms of thermal stability and UV-blocking properties.

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17-11-2022

Biorizon scientists publish in ChemSusChem on Hydrazine-mediated Diels-Alder Aromatization of Biobased Furfurals

We are proud that Biorizon’s senior scientists Marc Crockatt and Jan Kees van der Waal recently published their work in the leading journal ChemSusChem. The article by Biorizon co-initiator TNO and Dr. Razvan Cioc and Prof. Dr. Pieter Bruijnincx of Utrecht University is entitled “Targeting Valuable Chemical Commodities: Hydrazine-mediated Diels-Alder Aromatization of Biobased Furfurals”. It addresses an alternative, redox-neutral method in which bio-derived furfural is activated as hydrazones prior to DA cycloaddition.

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16-11-2022

Students and researchers working with seaweed residues in ZCORE project

ZCORE project partner Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy from Avans Hogeschool interviewed researcher Moctar Coulibaly about the cooperation between students and researchers in the ZCORE project that aims to demonstrate that seaweed residues can be utilized for the production of biobased coatings with superior application properties.

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07-11-2022

Biorizon’s ZCORE project featured in the Italian Pitture e Vernici European Coatings Formulation Magazine

Biorizon's ZCORE project, that aims to demonstrate that seaweed residues can be utilized for the production of biobased coatings with superior application properties, was featured in the Italian Pitture e Vernici European Coatings Formulation Magazine.

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