Cultivating an Environmental and Human Health Assessment Framework for Additive Manufacturing: A Journey from an Academic/Industry Partnership to a Consortia-Supported Model

NGC is hosting a Sustainable Materials Roundtable for Additive Manufacturing.   In this blog post, Justin Bours describes the process of developing the framework and modifying it via this peer review process.  Read more about Dr. Justin Bour's journey.

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Request for Feedback: Washington State Antifouling Boat Paint Alternatives Assessment

Request for Feedback:  Washington State Antifouling Boat Paint Alternatives Assessment

Northwest Green Chemistry is inviting feedback from interested parties and individuals on the draft final Washington State Antifouling Alternatives Assessment (AA) report.  NGC has received valuable input throughout the past year, as well as at numerous events, such as the Seattle Boat Show and the Northwest Marina and Boatyard Conference.  We seek your help in ensuring that the results of our AA work are reported in a way that is relevant and useful.

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Pivoting to Bridge Paints

Pivoting to Bridge Paints

Despite ongoing safety improvements, anti-corrosion bridge coatings are still plagued by toxic chemicals.  Novel coating systems have emerged into the marketplace in recent years, but these have not been systematically assessed for human or environmental health hazards. NGC will address this gap in knowledge in our new project, an Alternatives Assessment of Anticorrosion Solutions for Bridges.

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Northwest Green Chemistry launches Sustainable Materials Roundtable for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)

NGC has partnered with Autodesk, an open source software company, Washington Department of Ecology and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute to develop a materials framework that will support current decision making and also provide the flexibility for the inevitable changes this technology will bring.

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GC3 Challenge: Developing New Preservatives for Personal Care & Household Products

GC3 Challenge: Developing New Preservatives for Personal Care & Household Products

Opportunity to gain funds, visibility, feedback, and connections to potential investors or partners!  They expect to award 3-5 cash prizes from a prize pool of $175,000.  Both preservatives and preservative boosters are eligible.  Applications are due August 24, 2017, and will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

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Opportunity to provide feedback on the Washington State Antifouling Boat Paint Alternatives Assessment

The third stakeholders call has been scheduled!  Join us Thursday, March 30th, from 10:00 - 11:30 AM PT, to discuss the current progress and criteria for the Washington State Antifouling Boat Paint Alternatives Assessment..  Register for the conference call and webinar here

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King Copper is Dead

King Copper is Dead

Learn more about copper, boats, and marine life in this article by Peter Schrappen, who has been working with NGC on the Washington State Antifouling Boat Paint Alternatives Assessment!  Peter is the Director of Government Affairs at the Northwest Marine Trade Association, and the Executive Director of the Clean Boating Foundation.  Find a quote from NGC's Dr. Amelia Nestler in the full version on issuu.

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Biofriendly Product Framework for Additive Manufacturing

Biofriendly Product Framework for Additive Manufacturing

NGC is initiating a structured peer review process and case study utilizing the Biofriendly Product Framework for additive manufacturing.  As a nascent, but burgeoning market for material production, now is the time to address issues of sustainability for this promising technology.   NGC will be initiating the kickoff meeting soon!  Learn more about the project and how to participate.

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California's Draft Alternatives Assessment Guide

California's Draft Alternatives Assessment Guide

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control released a draft guide to Alternatives Assessments (AA) in December 2016.  Manufacturers of products of concern will be required to use AA methodology.  They are holding a webinar to discuss the draft on Tuesday, January 10th, from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT.  Learn more and register.

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Call for Abstracts: Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

Call for Abstracts: Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

NGC is organizing two sessions for the upcoming 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering conference by ACS GCI:  "Making Protective Coatings for Boats, Bridges, and the Future" and "Products as Solutions to Real-World Sustainability Challenges: Incentives and Barriers". Submit your abstract by the February 13th. Contact anestler@northwestgreenchemistry.org with questions or if you are interested in being involved in these sessions.

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