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re:chemistry
[ Ree-Kem-Istree ]
NOUN
The desire to improve the chemical ingredients we use in our everyday goods and products to safeguard the planet and our health : to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals we are going to need to engage in re:chemistry
A movement formed in the 2010s to end chemical pollution : the mission of GFbio is to end chemical pollution through a process of re:chemistry
A redefinition of the word chemistry and the ability to use the two letters ‘re’ to make a critical point about saving our planet before it is too late: re:chemistry is about re-using agricultural waste, re-ducing our carbon footprint and re-turning to nature
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Our proprietary Resolv technology is protected by over 150 patents, covering biomass conversion technologies, manufacturing of levulinic acid, protection of selected molecules and product formulations

Benefits at a glance

Safety

Our products are inherently safe and have no environmental hazard – meeting ever-tighter HSE regulations.

Sustainability

Our products are made from sustainable sources – offering a solution to the transition away from fossil carbon.

Performance

Our products are high performance – delivering better results than many petrochemical or bio-based alternatives.
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GFbio manufactures five products at commercial scale

  • The primary use of the ReSolv range of levulinates is to serve as bio-based alternatives to traditional petrochemical solvents. They have a high performance, often outperforming petrochemical incumbents, while meeting the challenge of sustainability.
  • Furthermore, ReSolv products are miscible with many other types of solvent and can easily be used in combination as co-solvents, offering greater flexibility in formulation to achieve the desired characteristics.
  • The primary feedstock for ReSolv is agricultural waste which otherwise would be incinerated. There is therefore no potential conflict with food supply. It also means that all products have a high level of bio-based content, with GFbio ReSolv 100 and GFbio ReSolv 400 being 100% bio-based
  • As a result, ReSolv’s net emissions are much lower than those of petrochemicals, reducing the carbon footprint of the manufacturing and production of our everyday products.
  • ReSolv is also safer than most other solvents. It comes from bio-sources, not fossil fuels. They are non-flammable, non-aqua toxic and have no vapour toxicity or exposure hazard. In addition, they are non-hazardous for transport and storage which means a reduction in logistics costs.
Our products are safe ! From the manufacturing staff to the end user of the finished product, solutions exists to ever-tightening labelling regulations.
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A green solution for everyday life

Solvents are used in our daily lives

They are present in the fast-moving consumer goods sector for things like cosmetics and other personal household products. They are also widely used in household and industrial andproducts, including the CASE sector, which makes extensive use of solvents in all types of coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers.

CASE

ReSolv solvents have applications across the CASE sector. Replacing petrochemicals as carrier solvents, as an aid to film formation or to modify properties such as gloss, hardness or open time. They are also perfect for replacing hazardous solvents for clean-up of production and application equipment with a non-hazardous, VOC-free alternative.

HI & I

ReSolv solvents are excellent degreasers and hence find application in many types of cleaning formulations, whether for industrial or home usage. They are ideal for removing stubborn residues such as paint, adhesive and ink. The compatibilising ability of ReSolv 400 in particular enables the development of more concentrated products.

Personal Care

Having no hazard labelling, ReSolv 320 is well suited to the particular requirements of the personal care sector. It is an effective solvent for many ingredients found in cosmetic formulations and in particular is an excellent carrier for UV filters. It also replaces D5 siloxane, to which it has has a close sensory profile.

Other

The ReSolv range has many further applications across many sectors of the chemical industry including: Agrochemicals, lubricants and metalworking fluids, extraction processes, oil and gas production, 3D printing and leather treatment.
150
Total active patents
95
% up to Co2 reduction
5
Biobased products made from feedstock
193
Countries – Available Worldwide
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