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Our Range of Sustainable Solvents - Augeo

Augeo, a line of innovative, renewably sourced solvents by Solvay, is changing how we do chemistry.

What can Augeo be used for?

Augeo is used for home, industrial and institutional applications and within the fragrance sector. With more and more manufacturers choosing Augeo over alternatives such as ethanol, Dipropylene Glycol (DPG) and Methoxy Methyl Butanol (MMB), it now has widespread use.

In the household care sector, Augeo is becoming popular as not only a powerful degreaser but also in glass, perfumed, kitchen/bathroom and all-purpose cleaners.

For air care, Augeo is the fragrance carrier for over a million reed diffusers currently on the market, demonstrating its capabilities and uptake in the market.

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This is why you should switch to Augeo

· It’s renewable and natural. With an ethical/environmental stance being a very popular claim for household care products (Mintel), Augeo ticks the sustainability box. Combining Augeo as both a carrier and diluent, maximises the renewable content of the formulation.

· It has a low carbon footprint – Augeo is one of the greenest solvents in the market, produced from glycerine rather than other existent products which are produced from petrochemical sources. It’s no surprise that it is used in many household products and has widespread approval from the biggest Fragrance producers.

· It's LVP-VOC classified – Although not currently enforced in Europe, strict VOC regulation not only demonstrates our proactive regulatory approach to our customers, but also helps our customers sell their products to the US market.

· It's extremely safe– No oral or inhalation toxicity. There are still many products on the market that use ethanol, which could be dangerous when in the hands of children.

· It's biodegradable – Inherently biodegradable and non-bio accumulative.

· It's a replacement for: DPM, MMB, DPMA and ethanol. Replacing ethanol with Augeo in air care products may open opportunities in Middle Eastern markets as consumers prefer alcohol-free products.

· It’s stable under high temperatures – In the HI&I sector, Augeo offers heightened stability, minimal scuff marks, and has more effective stain removal/degreasing capabilities than alternatives.

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Here’s a list of our Augeo offerings at Surfachem:

· Augeo Clean Multi

· Augeo Clean Plus

· Augeo Crystal

Interested in how they fit into your product?

Here’s some of our household formulations…

· Eco-friendly degreaser

· Caustic Free Oven Cleaner

· Eco-friendly Glass Cleaner

If you’d like to deliver chemistry for a better life and find out more about how Augeo could enhance your formulation, get in touch with us here

Thursday, 05 September 2019

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