ABSMaterials Inc. sends the heartiest congratulations to Mr. Rod Crider, his entire team at WEDC and to everyone in the amazing business community we call home. Our leadership has always believed Wooster-Wayne County Ohio is the greatest small city in America to build an innovative materials company. We are extremely pleased to see this wonderful level of national recognition. Again, congratulations.
The historic Wayne County Courthouse in Wooster stands as one of Northeast Ohio’s signature works of architecture.
ABSMaterials, Inc. of Wooster, OH is pleased to announce the availability of a cosmetic-grade Osorb® absorbent material for use in personal care, pet-care and home-care applications. February 27, 2014
WOOSTER - The Personal Care Products Council, PCPC, has completed the review of Osorb® and assigned an INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) name to Osorb: Dimethicone/Phenyl Silsesquioxane/Phenyl Bis-Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer
. The Personal Care Products Council is the voice on scientific, legal, regulatory, legislative and international issues for the personal care product industry. Registration of product by the Council into the INCI registry is a milestone for the company. Information on cosmetic-grade Osorb will be published in the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, the web-based dictionary wINCI, and the Personal Care Council’s On-Line INFOBASE.
Osorb has several unique qualities which make it a highly attractive ingredient for personal care, pet care and home care application. First, Osorb has unmatched ability to absorb oil/sebum/odors from hair or skin while remaining dry to the touch. Second, Osorb when finely ground is both dry and pleasantly smooth to the touch. Third, Cosmetic-grade Osorb is highly controllable, ABS can make Osorb match almost any color desired for beauty or home application, and Osorb can also be pre-loaded with fragrances for continuous and pleasant release of perfume ingredients while absorbing oils, sebum and unwanted odors.
ABSMaterials has been working with leading developers of personal care, home care and pet care products to incorporate Osorb into advances in well known household brands. We are proud to be working with market leaders and look forward to a range of new and versatile products that will enhance the effectiveness of many products already popular with consumers. The completion of review by PCPC and issue of an INCI name allows our materials to be incorporated into literally thousands of potential products which use these governing bodies as standard for safety and effectiveness.
We expect to see the first of these products on store shelves in 2015.
Calling all interns!
ABS has just posted four new internship positions that are now open for 2014.
Are you a college student looking to gain experience growing industry of Green Technology?
Whether its lab work, building rain gardens, or even marketing and sales that interests you, look no further! Check out our website to view the job postings and best of luck to all who apply!
We sure think we do, and we've been selected as a finalist for The Expy Awards!
ABS is proud to announce that our internship program has been selected as a finalist for The Expy Awards for Best NEO Internship Program!
We'd also like to extend a special congratulations to Alyssa Fulwider, who oversees the program, for all of her hard work and dedication.
Above: ABSMaterials Interns hard at work learning valuable skills, problem solving, and having fun while doing it!
The Expys awards will be announced on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Independence.
The Expys is a production of NOCHE and CBC Magazine.
ABS featured in The Daily Record on December 29, 2013. The article focused on an interview with Mr. Spoonamore about his excitement for 2013's successes and new prospects for 2014, including projects in India, South Korea, and Australia.
ABSMaterials is incredibly pleased by the growing number of stormwater professionals, communities, and statewide policy makers who are coming to understand that stormwater "solutions" of the 20th century are ineffective, unsustainable, not resilient, and highly expensive. Low Impact Designs with Green BioMix-Osorb Solutions from ABSMaterials are repeatedly outperforming these antiquated grey designs, often by orders of magnitude.
20th Century "Grey" Stormwater Designs are ineffective at treating the large amount of
stormwater many cities like Akron receive, and are costly to install and maintain. Green
technology, like BioMix-Osorb Systems, offers new solutions to stormwater runoff problems.
ABSMaterials would like to give a huge Green Holiday Shout Out to Akron, OH, the US EPA, and the many other folks involved in their new approaches to solving their stormwater issues. After nearly a decade of work, which would have ended in an outdated 20th Century design, the City of Akron has taken a deep breath and said, "Let's rethink this." We commend Akron for this decision and hope that they join the Green Stormwater Community and develop a brilliant, integrated, cost-effective, sustainable, resilient, and world-class system. Let's get to work solving these tough problems.
For more information on the City of Akron's recent announcement and details about withdrawing their proposed 20th century sewer plan, see this article from the Akron Beacon Journal: Akron Withdraws Sewer Plan - Full Article
ABSMaterials was featured in Crain's Cleveland Business this week for our recent growth and the closing of our Series B financial round! We raised over $4M to be put towards manufacturing improvements and expansion into new markets throughout Asia.
Fast growing NE Ohio maker of Osorb ® advanced materials
Wooster, OH — November
21, 2013 ABSMaterials Inc. (www.absmaterials.com)
and RKS Ventures, a strategic
investment group based in Nashua, NH have completed a Series B Financial Round with the issuing of over $4M in new preferred stock.
The round is joined by existing investors
Harris and Harris Group and a number of individuals. The funding will be used for market expansion, manufacturing
improvements and expansion
into new markets in Asia.
Osorb® products can remove thousands
of volatile organic
pollutants from water. Systems using Osorb today
are treating water for industrial remediations, oil and gas process sites and surface
water systems needing to clean contaminants and nutrients.
Mr. Stephen Spoonamore, the company cofounder
said: “ABSMaterials has commercially fielded
Osorb in a number of multi-Billion dollar markets with very limited resources.
has deep experience in taking industrial systems and ramping
them quickly into asian markets. We are thrilled to have RKS join the team.”
Dr. Kedar Gupta, with RKS Ventures
and CEO of Advanced RenewableEnergy, Inc, founded and built GT Solar
from a startup
into a publicly traded, dominant equipment
solution provider for the solar silicon industry, and founded and developed ARC Energy (www.arcenergy.com)
into a leading maker of furnace technology solutions for synthetic
sapphire used in LED markets. Dr. Gupta said:
“Our group was looking at a large number of new opportunities in emerging technology. We view ABSMaterials as having more potential, in more markets than any previous technology we have worked with.”
Scientific review group observing BioMix-Osorb LID stormwater system (notice dumpsters in the background).
Stormwater running off from this dumpster pad is converted to potable water and thriving
plant life by ABSMaterials Osorb Solutions. This site is a National Science Foundation SBIR study site.
ABSMaterials was founded in 2009 and received $2.6M in A-round in 2010 funding from North Coast Angel Fund,
Harris and Harris Group and Vivero Group. The company’s customers
include global engineering
firms URS and Tetratech, several oil and gas firms and a cosmetics company now in human testing.
Dr. Paul Edmiston, the inventor of Osorb, cofounder
and CSO of ABSMaterials said about the technology; “The company is now making over a ton of our advanced materials
every month, and still we continue to innovate and improve the materials’ capabilities, and manufacturing processes. ABS has a number of extremely exciting developments underway
to remove trace pesticides and endocrine mimics from the water of major cities on three continents.
This is a very large and a very difficult problem
for other technologies to handle.”
Inc. is dedicated to applying
advances in 21st century materials
science to the challenges created by 20th century industrial processes
and chemistry. The company’s advanced
water treatment systems use patented
Osorb® absorbent glass materials
to remediate oils, solvents and other VOCs in water without negative
environmental effect. ABSMaterials is a privately
held company headquartered in Wooster, OH with projects underway in the US, Canada, Australia, India and Korea.
Take a look at our new Google Map, which went live this week, documenting all of our ongoing Stormwater Projects worldwide.
Clicking each point will pull up a blurb about that particular stormwater solution site, detailing location, status, contaminants removed, gallons of water treated annually, and links to additional information (if available). The map features Osorb Bioswale, Permeable Paver System, Engineered Leachate Treatment System, and Osorb-Foam sites throughout The United States (OH, PA, NC, NM, and FL) and even Australia.
The Osorb Stormwater Projects Map and additional information about Osorb Stormwater Treatment can always be found on our Stormwater Solutions
ABS is working to incorporate Osorb's capacity to both gather oils and/or be pre-loaded with fragrances or actives into cosmetic and personal care products.
One of those efforts is now moving toward commercial market and industry interest has increased for additional products.
If you are a subscriber to Cosmetics & Toiletries - Science Applied,
you should open your Oct 2013 issue to p.754, where Dr. Edmiston is the author of excellent article documenting the range and capacities of Osorb for personal care products. Cosmetics & Toiletries is a leading applied science magazine for this global industry. If you are not a subscriber and need to be, you can subscribe here
In advance of appearing on store shelves, ABSMaterials has now completed Osorb registry for an INCI name. INCI designates a unique name for all global cosmetics ingredients. Osorb used in cosmetics is filed to be called: Aryl/Alkyl-Bridged Polysilsesquioxane. Hopefully that mouthful will be on the fine print of products available at cosmetics counters worldwide in coming years.