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LANXESS partners with Matrica for renewable raw materials

LANXESS partners with Matrica for renewable raw materials
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German specialty chemicals  company LANXESS and Matrìca, a joint venture between Versalis (Eni) and Novamont, have partnered to produce sustainable biocide preservatives from renewable raw materials. 

The Matrìca plant at Porto Torres in Sardinia, Italy, started supplying LANXESS with bio-based raw materials from vegetable oils last month. LANXESS will use these bio-based raw materials to manufacture a new series of industrial preservatives to broaden its Preventol range. 

With this partnership, both companies aim to significantly advance the production of sustainable preservatives and address the markets’  growing demand. The new Preventol preservatives are designed for consumer products, such as household cleaners, laundry care and dishwashing products as well as paints and coatings. 

“We are delighted to have Matrìca as a partner at our side,” said Dr. Oliver Kretschik, vice president of the Biocides business line at LANXESS’ Material Protection Products business unit. “Preventol is a  well-recognized brand worldwide and one of the standards in industrial preservation. We consider the use of bio-based raw materials as crucial for modern preservatives. With this collaboration we can create a new generation of preservatives based on renewable resources in numerous applications. This approach stresses  LANXESS’ strategic focus on sustainability and consumer protection.

“Joining forces with an important and acknowledged partner such as LANXESS in the bio-based market segment opens up sustainable development opportunities and a globally extended perspective for Matrìca’s bio-products portfolio,” said Nicola Melacarne, general  manager of Matrìca. 

Matrìca’s Matrilox bioproducts range, made from European vegetable raw materials, is derived entirely from renewable sources thanks to an innovative technology that aims to use the molecular complexity of the vegetable raw material to produce chemicals with high added value.