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Renewable Chemicals: the green alternative

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From paints to nail polish remover and lipstick. We are not always aware of it, but chemicals are everywhere and we use them in many products on a day to day basis. Before, these chemicals were mainly made from synthetic components. What if we told you a ‘green’ bio-based version of n-butanol and acetone is available on the market? Yes, Caldic is your renewable chemicals distributor.

Renewable Chemicals Distributor

Sustainability is an important metric for the Industrial and Health & Personal Care markets. As our fossil resources are becoming scarce and more expensive, there is a growing demand for sustainable products. Now is the time to act upon this development and search for alternative renewable resources. We believe that renewable ingredients are essential for the future success of our customers in these evolving sectors.

Thanks to our distribution agreement with Green Biologics Ltd, we can now call ourselves renewable chemicals distributor. We are pleased to expand our portfolio with bio-based, high purity n-butanol and acetone.

n-Butanol

Green Biologics produces N-butanol through fermentation of sugars from renewable feedstocks. This results in a high purity renewable butanol, with up to 85% lower carbon emissions than alternative petroleum-based sources. It is applied in the global paints, coatings, adhesives and inks market.  It is also used as a solvent and as an intermediate in the production of monomers, polymeric emulsions, esters, and glycol ethers. n-Butanol is a particularly effective solvent for cellulosic lacquers and ambient-cured enamels.
Download n-butanol datasheet here

Acetone

‘Green’ acetone is a high performance alternative to petroleum derived acetone. It is -like n-butanol- produced through fermentation of sugars from renewable resources. This bio-based acetone is free of all carcinogenic aromatic impurities (such as benzene) that are commonly found in traditionally sourced material. It can be substituted for use in a wide variety of applications. Think of paints, coatings, adhesives, inks, cosmetics, personal care, household- and industrial cleaners, pharmaceuticals, research chemicals, and other specialties.
Download acetone datasheet here

A green trend that is here to stay

It is safe to say we expect the use of renewable chemicals to be the standard for the future. Maybe not on the short term, but definitely for the long term. Together with our supply partners we aim to move the global economy towards a more sustainable future.