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AAI, now a member of the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council, hopes to use ShearGrip as a more sustainable alternative to single-use adhesive products.

AAI, now a member of the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council, hopes to use ShearGrip as a more sustainable alternative to single-use adhesive products.

Akron Ascent Innovations (AAI) recently announced its membership in the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), part of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts. GC3 is an organization that works to develop and promote environmentally friendly and innovative practices for businesses in the chemical industry. They also work to connect small businesses with other members, including several Fortune 500 companies.

“The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) is a multi-stakeholder collaborative that drives the commercial adoption of green chemistry by catalyzing and guiding action across all industries, sectors and supply chains.”

According to the GC3, green chemistry is “the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances throughout their lifecycles.” To qualify for membership, AAI demonstrated that ShearGrip products fulfilled some of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry, including reduced waste, decreased chemical impact, and design for degradation and recycling. AAI looks forward to its involvement in the GC3 and working towards a greener future.

AAI will highlight industrial opportunities with ShearGrip technology at the upcoming GC3 Innovators Roundtable, which will be held May 7-9, 2019 in Cincinnati, OH at the Great American Ball Park.