ÛS Launches Debut Eyewear Collection

ÛS, a collective of artists, designers, riders and makers with a shared love for the outdoors, launches their debut eyewear collection through Kickstarter. Starting with using the most eco-friendly materials available, ÛS is out to prove that a planet-first philosophy belongs at the core of every business.US eyewear

ÛS frames are made exclusively with injected-molded RILSAN® CLEAR which utilizes 65% bio-based raw materials, reducing dependence on petroleum-based plastics and overall CO2 emissions. Castor seed oil is polymerized into a high performance resin that’s incredibly lightweight, flexible, yet tough, and BPA free.


Global Castor Oil Derivatives Market Report 2016 by Industry Size, Share & Key Drivers 2024

The global castor oil derivatives market is expected to witness a lucrative growth during the period 2016-2024. Factors such as growing demand from the end-user industries such as cosmetics, lubricants, and pharmaceuticals and the growing demand for the products that are biodegradable and sustainable, owing to the reduced petrochemicals dependence are expected to drive this growth.

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The region that dominated the castor oil derivatives market is Asia Pacific. The dominance in the global castor oil derivatives market is going to be continued in the coming years. The emerging nation, India accounted for the major production of castor oil derivatives globally. India is followed by other developing nations such as Brazil and China.


Skin and Hair Care Line Promotes Health-consciousness

A New Jersey-based cosmetologist is promoting healthy living with her skincare awareness. NBI All Natural is a one-stop shop for all skin and hair needs.castor-oil-800067

All of NBI’s products are non-sulfate and cruelty-free. And they share one unique ingredient — Jamaican black castor oil, a multi-use oil for hair and skin.

The line features 22 unisex products, from body scrubs, to lotions, balms, lip care, to hair oils and other products.


Tierra Introduces New 100% Bio-based Jacket

Tierra, a Swedish outdoor apparel brand, committed to sustainability and lowering environmental impact, is introducing its new Deterra Jacket, a technical jacket that is fully free from fossil based material and uses exclusively bio-based elements.tierra_log_x2

The exterior fabric is made with Evo by Fulgar, a polyamide produced from castor oil, while the padding is in wool from German sheep and Tencel yarn derived from wood cellulose. Finally, the buttons are in corozo nut from the Tagua palm, and the hood fastens with a simple knot instead of the usual plastic stopper. The jacket is available in two versions, Deterra Hood Jacket and Deterra Shirt Jacket.


Castable Polymers made from Castor Beans could Replace Conventional Plastics

Super-tough materials derived from inedible plants are lightweight, renewable and strong enough to use in vehicles

A new polymer blend made from castor beans is stronger and lighter than conventional structural materials, and researchers say it could improve the safety and fuel efficiency of cars.Castor-Oil-Seeds2

Castor beans are notorious for containing the poison ricin, but it’s possible to turn them into polyamide 11, a thermoplastic from the nylon family of polymers. Now, scientists from Japan have developed a super-strong polymer blend by mixing polyamide 11 with the common household plastic polypropylene, that could replace many of the plastics we use today.

Sebacic Acid Export from Duqm Plant to Start in ’18

Sebaic Oman will start exporting sebacic acid from its $62 million plant in Duqm from Q1 2018, as it would become operational by the end of 2017.sebacic acid

Sebacic acid in powder form would be filled into flexi tanks in containers and exported from Port of Duqm to countries such as US, China and Japan and the equipment meant for the 30,000 tonnes/year plant had been arriving through the port.


Castor Seed Futures Weaken on Low Spot Demand

Castor seed prices edged lower by Rs 9 to Rs 4,814 per quintal in futures trade as traders indulged in slashing exposure largely in line with weak physical markets.castor-seeds_10421148_250x250

At the National Commodity and Derivative Exchange, castor seed for most-active October month contract was trading lower by Rs 9 or 0.19 per cent to Rs 4,814 per quintal, clocking a business turnover of 99,570 open lots.

The November contract also dropped by Rs 7 or 0.14 per cent to Rs 4,909 per quintal, revealing an open interest of 16,470 lots.


Castor Seed Futures fall by Rs 20 per quintal

Castor seed prices dropped by Rs 20 to Rs 4,650 per quintal after traders liquidated holdings amid a weak trend at the physical markets.Castor-Oil-Seeds-Traders

At the National Commodity and Derivative Exchange, castor seed for delivery in September contracts slipped by Rs 20 or 0.43 per cent to Rs 4,650 per quintal, having an open interest of 69,330 lots.

In a similar way, the delivery for the October contract eased by Rs 19 or 0.40 per cent to Rs 4,749 per quintal, with the business turnover of 31,790 lots.