The new 100% bio-based and 100% renewable range of non-ionic surfactants are the widest commercially available and is certified to meet the criteria of the USDA BioPreferred program.
The new ECO range is the result of a significant investment made by Croda in its Atlas Point manufacturing site in New Castle, DE to construct an ethylene oxide plant using naturally derived feedstocks. The range offers a wide variety of benefits including emulsification, detergency and cleansing, and solubilization while delivering mild and stable formulations.
“We are pleased to be able to offer such a wide range of 100% bio-based and 100% renewable ingredients to meet the needs of formulators and companies seeking to deliver more sustainable options without a compromise in performance or the need for extensive research and development time, adding to development cycles,” said Sandra Breene, president of personal care and North America.
With the ECO range, Croda has further evolved the products, creating a step change by offering bio-based and renewable options that reduce the reliance on fossil fuels and lower the carbon footprint of these ingredients versus their petroleum-based alternatives. By simply replacing a petroleum-derived ingredient with its renewable variant, a significant improvement in bio-based content and renewability can be achieved without a sacrifice in product performance.