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FW: Green Chemicals guide



I don't usually forward PR announcements to the P2TECH list, but this one seemed like it might be of interest to many of the folks in our community:

    DUBLIN, Ireland, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets
(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c13808 ) has announced the addition
of Handbook of Green Chemicals - Second Edition 2004 to their offering.
    (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040820/RESEARCH )
    More than 7000 products representing industry's response to environmental
concerns and government regulations...
    The increase of environmental concerns and government regulations has
spurred the chemical industry to innovation and reformulation of products that
address a broad spectrum of human and environmental safety factors. Defining
"green" chemicals is difficult because the concept encompasses a variety of
factors: perception, empirical values, geographical area of use, the
application for which they are used, available alternatives, and knowledge of
the total manufacturing process.
    The Handbook of Green Chemicals describes approximately 7000 trade names
that provide one or more of the following green attributes: biodegradable,
environmentally safe/friendly, recyclable, HAP's-free, low ozone-depleting/no
ozone-depleting, VOC-compliant/low-VOC/VOC-free, low global warming, low vapor
pressure chemicals, non-CFC/non-HCFC, SNAP, nonhazardous, SARA-no reportable,
halogen-free, noncarcinogenic, and nontoxic.
    Inclusion of products in this book was the result of a two-step process:
    Manufacturers were canvassed for products meeting criteria listed above.
These products were then screened for identifiable green attributes.
    This Handbook is designed to serve as a starting point and guideline in
the decision-making process of chemical and material selection. Before making
a final selection, all factors in the total process of product formulation
must be considered, along with the government regulations that pertain to the
specified application and site of use.
    The chemicals and materials included are used in every aspect of the
chemical industry. The reference is organized so that the reader can access
the information based on the trade name, chemical components, functions and
application areas, green attributes, manufacturer, CAS number, and
EINECS/ELINCS number.

    Industries Covered:

    - Adhesives
    - Refrigerants
    - Water Treatment
    - Plastics
    - Rubber
    - Surfactants
    - Paints & Coatings
    - Food
    - Pharmaceuticals
    - Cosmetics
    - Petroleum Processing
    - Metal Treatment
    - Textiles

    Book and Software Versions:

    - More than 7000 trade name products
    - More than 2500 generic products with 8300 fully cross-referenced
      synonyms (hypertext in software)
    - GREEN Attributes Cross Reference
    - More than 31,000 Functional/Application Categories in a detailed index
      format
    - CAS, EINECS/ELINCS number and Chemical Formula index
    - More than 2,300 International Manufacturers

    Book Version:

    1250 oversized pages

    Software Version:

    - Full-text Search with boolean operators
    - 16 browse able keyword indexes
    - Hyperlinks enable instant access/previews of other reference topics
    - Click and Go Table of Contents: Left Pane Explorer-like icons enable you
      to instantly go to a section of this Title or any other installed
      Synapse Chemlib product.

    Book and Software:

    PART I - Trade Name Reference

    This section provides an alphabetical listing of trade names identifiable
as green. Each entry includes the manufacturer's name; chemical/material
description; its detailed functions and applications in all aspects of
industry; physical properties, such as form, molecular weight, density,
solubility, boiling point, cloud point, flash point, pH, freezing point,
activity; toxicology, storage, precautions, etc.

    Software features: Full-text Search with Boolean operator support

    Keyword Indexes: Comprehensive Index, Trade Name X-Ref, Generic Chemical
X-Ref, Manufacturers X-Ref, CAS X-Ref, EINECS/ELINCS X-Ref,
Functional/Applications X-Ref., Environmental/GREEN Attributes X-Ref.,
Toxicity and Precautions X-Ref.

    Hyper linking: Trade names to MFG-Branch, websites, and Generic chemicals
section

    PART II - Generic Products, Trade Name Cross-Reference covers more than
2500 chemicals/materials that are contained in the trade name products
section. Each entry contains information including the following: CAS
(Chemical Abstract Service), EINECS/ELINCS (European Inventory of Existing
Commercial Chemical Substances/European List of Notified Chemical Substances),
and UN/DOT reference numbers, classification, definition, chemical synonyms,
empirical and molecular formulas, properties, toxicology, precautions,
storage, uses, use level, regulatory details, manufacturers and distributors
(linked to the Manufacturers Directory). All chemical/material synonyms are
cross-referenced back to the main entry. These entries are followed by a
listing of the trade name products (linked to the Trade Name Products section)
that are either equivalent to the monograph entry or contain it as one or more
of its ingredients.

    Software features: Full-text Search with Boolean operator support

    Keyword Indexes: Comprehensive Index, Trade Name X-Ref, Generic Chemical
X-Ref, Manufacturers X-Ref, CAS X-Ref, EINECS/ELINCS X-Ref,
Functional/Applications X-Ref., Environmental/GREEN Attributes X-Ref.,
Toxicity and Precautions X-Ref., Molecular Formula Dir.

    Hyper linking: Trade names to Trade name Section, MFG-Branch section,
websites, all cross-references (synonyms) to main entries

    Part III - Green Attribute Cross-Reference groups the trade name chemicals
by one or more of 15 green chemical attributes:

    - Biodegradable; Environmentally Safe
    - Environmentally Friendly; Halogen-Free; HAP's-Free; Low Global Warming;
      Low Ozone-Depleting
    - No ozone-Depleting; Low Vapor Pressure; Noncarcinogenic; Non-CFC
    - Non-HCFC; Nonhazardous; Nontoxic; Recyclable; SARA-Nonreportable; SNAP
      (Significant New Alternative Policy) Compliant; VOC-Compliant
    - Low-VOC
    - VOC-Free

    Software features: Full-text Search with Boolean operator support

    Hyper linking: Trade names to Trade name Section, Generics to Generic
Chemical section

    PART IV - Functional/Application Classification Index

    This section, with more than 31,000 categories, is a powerful tool for
locating materials based on their function and/or industrial application area.
By searching for key functional words such as filler, reinforcement, diluents,
bulking agents, extender, etc., combined with a specific application area,
such as polystyrene, tires, cosmetics, coatings, etc., the user is directed to
the trade names and/or chemicals and materials that have that specific
functional/application attribute. The generic component names are
distinguished from the trade names by italic type.

    Software features: Full-text Search with Boolean operator support

    Hyper linking: Trade names to Trade name Section, Generics to Generic
Chemical section

    Part V - Manufacturers Directory

    An alphabetical listing of the international chemical manufacturers of the
trade name products and chemical components is provided in this section. Each
entry includes branch locations and contact information. Wherever possible,
telephone, telefax, toll-free 800 numbers, E-mail and Internet addresses, and
complete mailing addresses are included for each manufacturer.

    Software features: Full-text Search with Boolean operator support

    Keyword Indexes: Comprehensive Index, Manufacturers Dir., Manufacturers
X-Ref

    Hyper linking: All cross-references (alternate names) to main entries;
manufacturer's websites and email

    Additional Indexes:

    CAS Number Index contains CAS number entries followed by a listing of
their trade name product and chemical equivalents in alphabetical order. The
chemical name is in boldfaced type.

    EINECS/ELINCS Number Index contains EINECS/ELINCS number entries followed
by a listing of its trade name product and generic chemical equivalents in
alphabetical order. The chemical name is in boldfaced type.

    Software features: Full-text Search with Boolean operator support

    Keyword Indexes: CAS-to-Chemicals Dir., Chemicals-to-CAS Dir

     Laura Wood
     Senior Manager
     Research and Markets
     press@researchandmarkets.com
     Fax: +353 1 4100 980


SOURCE Research and Markets
Web Site: http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c13808
Photo Notes:
http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040820/RESEARCH
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