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Green Biologics expands in Europe with distribution deal

By Simon Pitman+

19-Oct-2016

Green Biologics expands in Europe with distribution deal

The US division of Green Biologics has signed a distribution deal that will see its Personal Care Intermediates distributed throughout the EU.

The company has selected Caldic as its distribution partner and will focus on expanding the footprint of high purity chemical that include acetone and n-butanol and associated products through Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Besides the personal care sector, the increased distribution will also be looking to supply coatings and adhesives as well as the household and food ingredients markets.

Caldic will platform Green Biologics in Europe

“Caldic is an outstanding partner for Green Biologics,” said Timothy G. Staub, Global Vice President of Business Development for Green Biologics.

“Its customer focus and value-added services, such as logistics capabilities, bulk storage facilities, and deep knowledge of high-value markets and customers, along with a critical presence both in key markets and geographies, makes Caldic critical to our EU launch.”

Although Green Biologics is headquartered in the UK, its US division is in the process of ramping up production of renewable n-butane and acetone from its facility in Little Falls, Minnesota.

The company is currently in the process of completing the final processes to start up production at the facility and says it expects manufacturing to begin by the end of the year.

Certification underlines green credentials

The company says it has made every effort to ensure that the facility is as eco-friendly as possible and as a member of the American Chemistry Council, it has complied with rigid standards set down by the Responsible Care standards , a management and certification code.

The company is also concurrently pursuing REACH certification and has already received USDA BioPreferred status, 100% bio-based, for its n-butanol and acetone.

”Sustainability is an important metric for the industrial, health and personal care markets,” said Floris van Eijndhoven, Director of Industrial and Health and Personal Care at Caldic BV.

“We believe that renewable ingredients are essential for the future success of our customers in these evolving sectors and are pleased to welcome Green Biologics into the Caldic network of suppliers.”

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