What is a surfactant?
A surfactant is a surface active agent that lowers the surface tension between 2 liquids, or between a liquid and a solid, or between a liquid and a gas.
30,64 billion $-US is the estimate of the global surfactant market in 2016. Moreover, the projection for 2021 is 39.86 Billion $-US. Therefore, a CAGR of 5,4% between 2016 and 2021.
What is a 100% green surfactant?
A surfactant is always composed of an hydrophilic head, and a lipophilic tail. A 100% bio-based surfactant is composed with both a bio-sourced head and a bio-sourced tail. It represents today 5% of the total surfactant market globally. It is the most dynamic segment, growing by more than 20% per year.
A green surfactant is not only limited to bio-based raw material sourcing, it is also about manufacturing process. SurfactGreen is striving to apply the principles of the Green Chemistry in the development of its surfactants. These principles go beyond concerns over hazards from chemical toxicity and include energy conservation, waste reduction, and life cycle considerations such as the use of more sustainable or renewable feedstocks and designing for end of life or the final disposition of the product.
By applying the principles of the Green Chemistry we are able to develop unique, safe and sustainable surfactants.