Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., headquartered in Woodridge, Ill., U.S.A., said it is expanding market applications for Elevance Clean™ 1200, a high-performing and no-VOC ingredient, to respond to strong customer interest in improving the performance of cleaning formulations. Elevance is a high-growth specialty chemical company that creates novel specialty chemicals from natural oils.
Elevance is expanding upon the ingredient’s current applications — manufacturing and transportation maintenance — to include industrial and institutional laundry, food processing and food service, and oil and gas.
For oil and gas applications, Elevance Clean™ 1200 enhances typical polymers in paraffin control in oil field applications and removes asphaltenes and crude oil at high efficacy compared to standard cleaners from oil production and refinery equipment.
In addition, Elevance has also obtained three sought-after certifications for Elevance Clean™ 1200:
- Listed in the USDA BioPreferred catalogue with 69% bio-renewable carbon;
- Listed on the CleanGredients database, as a component of the US EPA DfE (Design for the Environment) program for use of safer chemicals; and
- Certified as a cleaning ingredient by NSF for non-food contact applications.
Elevance Clean™ 1200 is highly compatible across a range of aqueous and organic solutions while being used at neutral pH and can be used directly, blended with other ingredients or emulsified with the addition of surfactants.
Bio-based, safe-to-use and with no VOCs, Elevance Clean™ 1200 meets increasingly restrictive environmental requirements, a key benefit as industries continue to come under pressure to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally.
Elevance Clean™ 1200 also provides an alternative to a growing number of aromatic solvents appearing on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxics Release Inventory, which is based on a combined health and safety profile, with a focus on toxicity, VOC emissions and handling.
The product is made from large, local commodity crop sources with proven price stability compared to key alternatives like d-limonene, and is available through Elevance’s world-scale biorefinery in Gresik, Indonesia, a 180,000 metric tonne joint venture with Wilmar International Limited.