Vegetable tannins and dyes: 160 years of expertise at SCRD

Established since 1862 in Le Havre, the company SCRD specialises in 100% natural tannins and colourings. A historical, eco-responsible and sustainable choice. "Our first job is to produce formulations of plant extracts for the tanning industry," explains François Raoul-Duval, director of the company SCRD. "We work with vegetable tannins such as sumac, quebracho, tara, myrobolam, tanning mimosa, gallnut, chestnut, etc.". The SCRD teams develop their formulations according to the leather desired ...

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The Blue Bioeconomy: Conquering algae

Algae constitute an unlimited and still underexploited biomass reservoir wherein lies a key raw material for our future. The interest and hope of those involved in the bioeconomy are high. New substances, new strains, new processes, new markets: France has joined the innovation movement which seeks to make the most of the intrinsic characteristics and the high potential of this renewable resource. An inspiring subject “The sea is a vast reservoir of ...

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Food: a boulevard opens up to plant-based proteins and new resources

The food transition is underway. Spurred on by increasingly discerning consumers who want to put products on their plate that are good for both human health and planet health. The protein sector is very creative and introduces innovative ingredients to the market based on plant-based proteins and new resources. Review of market trends and potential by Juliette de Perthuis-Gougis, Director of the Food Division at Nutrikéo, a consulting agency in nutrition ...

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Plant-based fibers: an ecological and efficient alternative for building insulation

In the family of bio-based materials for construction application, flexible insulation made from plant fibers is experiencing particularly dynamic growth, driven by the wave of “greening” of buildings. While they still only represent 3% * of the insulation market in terms of value (excluding wood), their technical performance now challenges conventional products, and the ecological transition is working in their favour. A major player in this young sector, Cavac Biomatériaux, ...

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Let’s choose the bioeconomy to build the “new normal” world

by Boris DUMANGE, General Manager of the IAR cluster Our society is vulnerable. The COVID-19 crisis severely exposes its fragility: our indigenous industries are sorely depleted (lacking masks, pharmaceutical raw materials, medical equipment); our multiple addictions risk causing serious disruptions in our supply chains; we are simply not ready for the future health and environmental crises that human activity increasingly triggers. Faced with these findings, it is necessary to consider the “new ...

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