SAN FRANCISCO – Beyond Benign Foundation, Cytec Industries Inc. and Sopheon Corp. have formed the iSUSTAIN Alliance to promote green chemistry awareness in the global chemical industry.

The alliance has launched a Web site,, which allows chemical manufacturers and users to track their progress in developing greener products over time. Users will be able to assess the sustainability of new products using a systematic approach, which is both comprehensive and simple, to help shape the formulation of these products. The site allows companies to test their green-product attributes and give each product an iSUSTAIN™ Green Chemistry Index rating that will be independently verifiable through a certification process. The academic community will be able to use the iSUSTAIN application free of charge, while company users will pay a small subscription fee. An advisory board for the alliance will be established in the coming months, which will include representation from the Web site’s user community.

For more information on how to access the iSUSTAIN Green Chemistry Index, contact