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News from November, 2012

Ecospan Breaks New Ground for Application of Bioresins

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Press Release–Ecospan

With today’s brand owners and manufacturers under fierce pressure to deliver cost-effective sustainability and End of Life Solutions (EOL) for the products they bring to market, Ecospan, LLC announces that it’s breaking new ground when it comes to delivering sustainable solutions to the plastics we use everyday. Already, much of the plastics found in your car, soda bottles, and your sneakers are no longer petroleum-based, as these manufactures have turned to bio-materials for a more sustainable solution. Now Ecospan has delivered break-through technology that opens the door for industrial product designers of commercial-grade durable goods to apply new uses for bioplastics where never possible before.

Ecospan, a global company that specializes in both the development of bio-based resins and the manufacturing of bio-based durable goods, has introduced BioFlow ™, which removes a number of barriers that have—until now—prevented industrial designers from incorporating sustainable bioplastics into their new product designs. With BioFlow ™, bioplastic materials are now available that meet or surpass petroleum-based plastics performance standards in several areas, including heat resistance and impact resistance—the two main drawbacks to date in developing durable goods products with bio-based materials.

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Aravo Sponsors New Research on Enterprise SIM Strategy

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Press Release – Aravo

Aravo Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based Supplier Lifecycle Management (SLM) and B2B information and collaboration solutions, announced that it has sponsored the latest installment of industry thought leader Spend Matters’ Compass Research series on Supplier Information Management (SIM): “Beyond One-Off Initiatives and a Virtual Vendor Master – Advanced Use Cases for Supplier Management.” Written by Spend Matters Executive Editor, Jason Busch, and Lead Analyst, Thomas Kase, the report explores the links between advanced supplier management ROI and improvements in risk reduction, improved visibility, minimized maintenance, and compressed cycle time in engaging with selected suppliers.

“Companies must think about SIM as a potential business platform to drive multiple initiatives, not just a tactical checkbox tool,” said Mr. Busch. “An advanced supplier management solution can bring together data from just about any source, to deliver analysis and general visibility that was not available previously, which can enable organizations to find gold in unexpected places.”  (Full Article)