BASF strengthens its enzyme technology for detergents and cleaners

BASF strengthens its enzyme technology for detergents and cleaners

Launches new solutions from its innovation pipeline to meet current customer and market trends

  • By ICN Bureau | October 26, 2023

BASF will present the company’s latest solutions for the home care and industrial & institutional (I&I) cleaning and personal care markets at the SEPAWA Congress in Berlin from October 25 to 27.

These offers are part of BASF’s Care Chemicals Initiative Care 360° – Solutions for Sustainable Life, the division’s cross-business and holistic approach to cover all topics impacting the future of key markets and industries: sustainability, digitalization, innovation, and new approaches to working together.

Enzymes are essential components of modern detergent formulations, helping to fix life’s little mishaps and lift stubborn stains in home and commercial laundry applications, effectively and sustainably. With the latest expansion of its enzyme portfolio, BASF is raising the bar as an innovation leader and provider of key ingredients for the home care and I&I industry. The launch of

Lavergy M Ace 100 L, BASF’s new mannanase, makes short work of stubborn stains in cold and short wash cycles. Lavergy M Ace 100 L does an excellent job tackling stains from guar gum and locust bean gum, agents commonly used to thicken and stabilize processed food products such as salad dressings, sauces, soups, ice cream and desserts. Cold washing uses less energy, cutting fuel bills and carbon footprint – a win-win for the planet and the pocket. Combining mannanase with other Lavergy® enzymes and further high performing BASF portfolio products will boost your detergent performance and get clothes clean even under challenging conditions.

New biodegradable polymer Sokalan Ecopure C supports multiple automatic dishwashing detergent formats

Consumers want to contribute to a cleaner environment – but without changing their preferred routine or compromising on excellent cleaning results. With an innovative BASF solution, consumers can continue using their usual automatic dishwashing detergent format – powder, liquid, capsules, or tablets – while improving their sustainable footprint. By combining the power of the new readily biodegradable polymer Sokalan® Ecopure C and the sustainable complexing agent Trilon® M, even the toughest stains on glassware, dishes, and cutlery are effortlessly cleaned, all while being gentle on the environment.

Moving towards a more sustainable future

Responding to growing customer demand for change, BASF’s Personal Care businesses is developing further sustainable additions to its broad portfolio. “The Personal Care unit is particularly focused on driving sustainable innovations due to its proximity to the end consumer,” said Dr Becky Stiles, Head of Applied Sustainability, EU & APAC, Care Chemicals, BASF. “I’m pleased that we’re taking responsibility and offering our customers opportunities to increase transparency and sustainability in their value chains.”

A new O/W emulsifier for natural personal care formulations

The majority of consumers are looking for a more conscious approach to consumer goods, which also has a positive impact on their own contentment. They are interested in natural products that improve their emotional well-being and skin health.

With the launch of Emulgade Verde 10 MS, BASF is expanding its polyglyceryl fatty acid ester technology for natural formulations and supporting current market developments. The new versatile O/W emulsifier offers sustainability benefits and proven high performance. Emulgade Verde 10 MS is readily biodegradable and based on 100% renewable feedstocks. This COSMOS approved ingredient is preservative free and manufactured using an environmentally friendly solvent-free process.

Emulgade Verde 10 MS is suitable for a wide range of cosmetic formulations, providing shear thinning behavior and supporting easy distribution on the skin. Dermatological tests show that it is suitable for sensitive skin. Furthermore, this O/W emulsifier can be used for microbiome-friendly concepts.


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