In previous entries, we analyzed the palm chemical industry and compared palm products (i.e crude palm oil and palm kernel cake) with their respective substitutes. For this entry, we will discuss the sustainability for palm chemicals. As a versatile and low-cost raw material, the thumb-sized palm fruit has created one of the largest emerging economies.
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Leather has been around for a very long time and so is the profession of tanner. The evidence can be traced back from ancient literature text such as when Aristotle cites Socrates: “There are four professions to be the fundamentals of the citation of state: The architect, the weaver, the farmer and the tanner”. From
In this week’s post, we will shift from the topic of sweeteners and explicate the role of food chemicals as leavening agents. The scope of discussion for this entry will be on sodium bicarbonate. Leavening agents are also known as raising agents. They generally refer to substances used in doughs and batters that cause a foaming
Leather is a material from animal skin or hide that has undergone various physical and chemical processes to make it immune to microbes. The immunity is needed to prevent the microbes from consuming the skin and causing it to rot. The skin itself is subjected to bacteria attack even before the animal is flayed. Due
“Money cannot buy happiness. But it can buy chocolate, which is pretty much the same thing.” -Hanako Ishii Chocolates have been a source of happiness for those who consume them because it contains serotonin. Improved serotonin content in our body improves our happiness and livens up our mood accordingly. Have you ever thought about the
The first trace of crude palm oil (CPO) in human history dates back to a 3000 BC Egyptian tomb in Abydos during which it was used for food and medicinal purposes. Through the ages, its applications have diversified into uses such as as a machinery lubricant during Britain’s industrial revolution. Recently, it has emerged to
China China is the largest emerging market for environmental technologies, with an overall environmental technologies market that is valued at US$ 27.35 billion in 2012. In the 2015 Top Markets Study, conducted by the U.S. International Trade Administration, China ranks 1st for overall environmental technologies and it also tops the global water treatment market. The
Simple Palm Chemical Industry Analysis The Palm Chemical Industry continues to be shaped and driven by the popularity of palm oil as a low-priced vegetable oil for cooking purposes. Other uses include feedstock for biofuels, cosmetic ingredients and fragrances. Grand View Research study (July 2015) projected the palm oil market to reach USD $88 million
Effluent is defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as wastewater (treated or untreated) that flows out of a treatment plant, sewer, or industrial point source. Generally, effluent refers to wastes discharged into surface waters. The use of large amount of water in a number of industries generate a large quantity of wastewater.
Speciality chemicals refer to niche chemicals and polymers which are usually higher up in the value chain as they have unique functions that enhance a product’s performance. They include automotive-related chemicals, which can be used to produce fuel-efficient cars, and agro- chemicals to raise farm efficiency. The outlook for specialty chemicals is also ripe with