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It's a Wrap

As we race towards the end of the year, we want to let our readers know about a couple of exciting firms to recently come aboard.   Here’s a big 1% for the Planet shout out to Entropy Resins and Packaging Networking Events!

Based in Hayward, California, Entropy Resins is an innovative developer of epoxy resin systems for a new generation of products.  With a firm belief that there’s no better chemist than Mother Nature, Entropy Resins develops materials that strike a balance between performance and environmental sustainability. The company’s Super Sap® line of bio-derived epoxy resins allow for strong and durable composites, coatings, and adhesives. By replacing petroleum-based chemicals with renewable, bio-based materials, sourced as a co-product or from the waste stream of other industrial processes, they are able to lower the resins’ environmental impact in its manufacturing. The company’s goal is to initiate change in the chemical industry and improve its environmental footprint.

Entropy Resins is also setting precedent in the chemical industry by evaluating and verifying the environmental benefits of its products with the use of techniques such as life cycle analysis and bio-based content testing. The Super Sap® 100/1000 system is the first epoxy system to receive acceptance into the USDA BioPreferredSM Certification program.

1% for the Planet is really impressed with the work these guys are doing and are thrilled that they decided to join the network.  Here’s a little information about the founding team’s background.

Rey Banatao, PhD – Polymer Chemistry
With over 15 years R&D experience in biochemistry, Rey leads the sourcing and development of our biobased materials for Entropy Resins. Most recently he was a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Nanosystems Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds a BA in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in Computational Biology from the University of California, San Francisco.

Desi Banatao, MSE – Engineering
With experience in industry and research, Desi leads applications engineering and materials design for Entropy Resins. His experience includes developing and commercializing new material systems ranging from semiconductors to composites. He has held positions at IBM and Inphi Corp, and holds a BS and MS in Material Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Welcome again to Rey and Desi and welcome Entropy Resins!  We’re looking forward to this amazing partnership.

During the 4th Quarter of the year, the 1% network in France continued to grow.  We love to see the impact that this enthusiasm equates to in the region.  Based in Billancourt, France, Packaging Networking Events is one of these new additions.

Patricia Damour  said, “1% for the Planet does an amazing job and I am happy to participate to this common cause we share.”

Packaging Networking Events organizes private events, business workshops, and evening talks dedicated to companies in various industries. Their events are shaped to be the perfect place for open debates dedicated to those wishing to argue, debate, produce and share whatever ideas and topics are proposed.

A keyword that defines these events is sharing; “collaboration is the core of the sustainability model we all dream of.”

According to Patricia, “we decided to join 1% for the Planet because we share the same positive values and promote these through our events.  The event industry is a strong vehicle to educate on the challenges of sustainability.  Beyond giving a percentage of our sales to an association, we also wish to implement partnerships on a pro-bono basis in the field of international logistics.”

It’s great to have Packaging Networking Events in the family!

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