The USDA estimates that bio-based chemicals, which are manufactured from renewable resources and are slowly beginning to replace their petroleum-derived counterparts, will constitute over 10% of the chemicals market by 2015.
Over the past several years, environmentally-friendly building practices have begun to move from niche to normal. Green products are easy to find, but true sustainability goes beyond slapping on a “green” label.
Badlands NGL’s LLC and two partners announced plans Monday to build a $4 billion manufacturing plant in North Dakota that will convert a byproduct of natural gas processing into an ingredient for making plastic products
Imagine a building that self-regulates its temperature without electronics. A building that adapts, allowing outside air in as needed and eliminating the need for air conditioning, but that uses no energy in doing so.
A team of students and professors from Barcelona's Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is developing a design for walls that automatically cool--using zero energy--when temperatures rise outside.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Producer Price Indexes (PPI) for September. Inflation in prices received by producers (prior to sales to consumers) declined 0.1% in September from August.
With the growing cost of fuel and increasingly stringent home construction codes, many architects, builders and homeowners are turning to "Passive House" or "Passivhaus" specifications to design and build their new homes.
It’s true that better built houses take more time to plan and execute and sometimes require skilled labor and subs. Correct installation is crucial for the smooth operation of many high-performance systems.
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has completed corrections to the public documents distributed by the agency as part of the Safer Consumer Products Priority Products Initiative.
In recognizing that information and technology (IT) is increasingly becoming the lifeblood of the component manufacturing process, the SBCA Board of Directors approved the creation of a new IT Committee.
Many thanks to exhibitors and attendees alike for making BCMC 2014 a great success! Last week’s show focused on “gearing up for growth,” a fitting theme for an event that grew by leaps and bounds – showcasing the biggest show floor in five years and welcoming 40 percent more individual component manufacturers than last year.