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Buckman wins green chemistry award for papermaking enzymes


July 3, 2012
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Buckman was awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. EPA for its Maximyze® enzymes, which are comprised of natural catalysts and used to reduce energy and decrease the amount of wood fibre needed to manufacture…

Buckman was awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. EPA for its Maximyze® enzymes, which are comprised of natural catalysts and used to reduce energy and decrease the amount of wood fibre needed to manufacture high quality paper and paperboard.  The award, the second for Buckman, is in the Designing Greener Chemicals Award category.

The award-winning Maximyze technology from Buckman consists of new enzymes and combinations of enzymes which allow for more sustainable production of paper and paperboard with improved strength and quality. These enzymes are derived from renewable resources and produced by fermentations, rather than typical chemical reaction methods.

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“Buckman is dedicated to serving our customers by providing innovative product and process solutions, while at the same time maintaining a culture committed to a sustainable future. We strive to use our knowledge to help make the world a better place for all,” said Kathy Buckman Gibson, chairman of the board for Buckman. “This award is particularly rewarding to us because it reflects success in both sustainability practices and product innovation.”

The Maximyze group of products developed and sold by Buckman are comprised of carefully selected and designed enzymes, derived from natural sources, that modify cellulose fibers. This technology is now being applied successfully in many paper mills around the world.


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