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Clariant Launches 100 % Bio-Based Surfactants Range

Clariant/CH unveils its new Vita 100 % bio-based surfactants and Polyethylene Glycols (PEGs) to help directly address climate change by helping remove fossil carbon from the value chain. The introduction of 100 % bio-based surfactants and PEGs significantly expands Clariant’s Vita designated ingredients. Vita products are based on renewable feedstocks and have at least 98 % Renewable Carbon Index (RCI). It is just one example of its commitment to provide low carbon footprint solutions to customers and to Greater Chemistry – between people and planet.

Designed for natural formulations targeting a high Renewable Carbon Index (RCI), the new Vita products support manufacturers in maximising the bio-based carbon content of their products. Clariant uses 100 % bio-ethanol derived from sugar cane or corn to create the ethylene oxide for its innovative new surfactants and PEGs. The bio-based material is fully segregated along the value chain from the field to the final consumer product. Because only bio-based feedstocks are used, the ingredients have significantly lower carbon footprints than their fossil-based counterparts. The Vita surfactants are CO2-emissions savers: they can help save up to 85 % of CO2-emissions compared to their fossil analogues. Importantly, in addition to setting the standard in a greener production, these new solutions are chemically equivalent to Clariant’s fossil versions, offering the same performance and efficiency to formulators and brand owners. Customers can currently benefit from more than 70 bio-based products, and the range will continue to be expanded to meet evolving market needs.

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