Buckman Wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Kathy Buckman Gibson, Chairman of the Board of Buckman, holds the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.

June 27, 2012 - At ceremonies in Washington D.C., Buckman was presented with the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the EPA for its Maximyze® enzymes comprised of natural catalysts to reduce energy and decrease the amount of wood fiber needed to manufacture high quality paper and paperboard.

The award, the second for Buckman, is in the Designing Greener Chemicals Award category.

Buckman's Maximyze technology consists of new enzymes and combinations of enzymes which allow for more sustainable production of paper and paperboard with improved strength and quality. According to the company, these enzymes are derived from renewable resources and produced by fermentations, rather than typical chemical reaction methods. Maximyze enzymes provide a completely new way to increase paper strength.

"We are proud to be recognized by the EPA for our work on Maximyze with this prestigious award, said Kathy Buckman Gibson, chairman of Buckman.

"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. This award is particularly rewarding to us because it reflects success in both sustainability practices and product innovation."

Buckman is a privately held, global specialty chemical company with headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

SOURCE: Buckman