5 Important Applications Of Bio-Based Plastics

To begin with, plastics are basically natural polymers. However, they are processed in myriad ways.  Plastics have a range of technical traits including their ability to take forms, toughness, flexibility, firmness, resistance to heat and chemicals and more. Since they are light and cost-effective, plastics have a wide application in various industries and commerce. Given…

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Renewable Raw Materials Used For Bio-Based Products

The U.S. has plentiful forests and crops, good climates, capital, and refined technologies for a well-built bio-based industry. Given that agricultural and silviculture productions are rising, increased amount of biomass will be available to foster the bio-based industry. Progressions in biotechnology will sustain an endless supply of crops to the market. The US has considerable…

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Replacing PET with PEF – An Energy Efficient Solution

Recently, a balance study of energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) was conducted over the manufacturing of the bioplastic polyethylene furandicarboxylate (PEF) initiating from fructose based on corn. The purpose of the study was to examine and interpret investigational data regarding the dehydration via catalysis of fructose to an imitation model, utilizing the ASPEN Plusmodeling software….

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Peptides in Skincare: Learn the Benefits

Over the passage of time, science has proven that cosmetic peptides fulfill a significant role in managing wrinkles and fine lines. So much so that a few studies even claim cosmetic peptides can reverse the signs of aging. However, the million dollar question is: how do peptides present in cosmetic products make your skin supple…

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Active Ingredients that Fight Signs of Aging

From combating unwanted free radicals, to facilitating skin’s organic collagen production, anti-aging products have long made promises and set high expectations. However, only recently, some of the major beauty and cosmetic companies have been able to live by their words. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the annual revenue generated by anti-aging cosmetics and…

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Unlocking the Secrets of Peptides in Cosmetics

As we age, our skin loses its elasticity. Signs of pigmentation start appearing and prominent wrinkles taint your once flawless skin. Generally, cosmetic companies all over the world make tall promises of rejuvenating and lifting sagging skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and providing a solution for a fresh and youthful appearance. Contrary to what…

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Copper Peptides: Answer to Anti-aging

Peptides take part in myriad physiological processes. Their global recognition as natural compounds, moderately high stability and distinct actions has made them desirable for various skin-related signs, particularly in anti-aging treatment. Furthermore, it is noteworthy that as people age, they wish to maintain a young and flawless appearance over time with the use of anti-aging…

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Analyzing the Versatility of Halofuginone

Chemical derivative of febrifugine, Halofuginone is a natural quinazolinone found in Chinese herb Dichora. Previously, the drug was used in veterinary medicine; however, today it is being developed for the treatment of scleroderma and has received orphan drug designation from FDA. Figure: Molecular Structure of Halofuginone Halofuginone is an inhibitor that inhibits the development of…

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Common Linkers for Solid Phase

The blog discusses about the common linkers for solid phase. In solid phase synthesis, the group that links the substrate or the substance being modified to the resin bead is a very important component of the process. The linker is a special protecting group that ties up a functional group which re-emerges at the end…

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