Solvay

Founded in 1863, Solvay is an advanced materials and speciality chemicals manufacturer, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Today, Solvay has 24,500 employees, global presence in over 60 countries and 21 customer-driven research and development centres.

Its three core business areas include:

  • Advanced Materials
  • Advanced Formulations
  • Performance Chemicals

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.

Solvay’s extensive product portfolio offers everyday sustainable solutions for next-generation transportation, resource efficiency, consumer goods, healthcare, and industrial production, to easily accommodate the ever-changing demands of society.

Uses

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

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.

Key Benefits

  • 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 and has more effective stain removal/degreasing capabilities than alternatives.

Augeo® – Products

  • Augeo®  Clean Multi
  • Augeo®  Clean Plus
  • Augeo®  Crystal

Formulations

Here’s some of our household formulations…

  • Eco-friendly degreaser
  • Caustic Free Oven Cleaner
  • Eco-friendly Glass Cleaner

On behalf of Solvay, we supply a variety of speciality chemical ingredients. If you’d like to find out more about how Augeo could enhance your formulation, get in touch with us here