Submitted by: Hercules Incorporated
Posted: Jun 27, 2007 – 12:01 PM EST
Jun. 27 /CSRwire/ - WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 27, 2007--Hercules Incorporated (NYSE: HPC), in collaboration with Professor Kaichang Li of Oregon State University and Columbia Forest Products, received a 2007 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for the Greener Synthetic Pathways category. Winners in five categories were recognized in an awards ceremony on June 26, 2007 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.
Established in 1995 and administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards recognize chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture, and use. The American Chemical Society convenes the independent panel of technical experts who judge the award applications.
Hercules Incorporated received this award for its part in the "Development and Commercial Application of Environmentally Friendly Adhesives for Wood Composites." Professor Li, Columbia Forest Products, and Hercules developed and commercialized a formaldehyde-free adhesive made from soy flour and Hercules' unique polymer chemistries.
"Hercules is pleased to have received this award," stated Paul Raymond, President, Paper Technologies and Ventures. "Hercules is committed to utilizing its technologies to promote the use of more environmentally friendly and sustainable chemical products and processes."
Hercules manufactures and markets chemical specialties globally for making a variety of products for home, office and industrial markets. For more information, visit the Hercules website at www.herc.com.
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