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Pioneering Biosolvents since 2006

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Pioneering Biosolvents since 2006

A COMPLETE PRODUCT LIST OF BREAKTHROUGH BIO-BASED SOLVENTS TO REPLACE THE PETROCHEMICAL ONES

  • BioSolvents are dedicated to provide bio-based, renewable sourced alternatives to petroleum-based solvents.
  • A business truly dedicated to Green Chemistry solutions to industrial problems. 
  • Our biosolvents are proprietary blends based primarily on bio-sourced ingredients :  derivatives of lactic acid and further natural acids, vegetable methyl esters and bioethanol. 
  • Some fully biodegradable organic co-solvents are used in order to assure to our formulations desired applicative performances.
 
 

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Biosolvents: advantages and Costs


Biosolvents: advantages and Costs


AstroBio™ biosolvents  are more expensive than related petrochemical solvents, with some very interesting exceptions.

Therefore, AstroBio™ cannot be compared to commodity solvents just on their price basis ( €/kg )

TECHNICAL and SAFETY advantages of AstroBio™ must be highlighted and emphasized, in order to balance and even overcome prices differences:

1. All AstroBio™ are labelled ( GHS ) just as IRRITANT, while all their related commodities are HARMFUL or even TOXIC.

2. In many cases, SOLVENCY POWER of AstroBio™ has been found better than correspondent petro-chemical solvents = higher COMPATIBILITY with other formulation ingredients = longer STABILITY versus ageing and temperature.

3. More efficiency of our AstroBio™ in reducing final formulations VISCOSITY against petro-solvents = you can use LESS Astrobio™ to get  the same viscosity. 

4. AstroBio™ grant you much lower waste or water  TREATMENT COSTS 

5. In your final formulations you will get BETTER FLOWDOWN behaviours, due to AstroBio™ usage, avoiding some drawbacks, known as: 

  •      craters
  •      fish-eyes
  •      orange - peel
  •      and others
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About Green Chemistry..


About Green Chemistry..


WHAT BIOSOLVENTS ARE?

  • Biobased solvents are derived from agricultural crops rich in carbohydrates, such as corn, wheat and beets. 
  • Esters of lactic acids and further natural acids are used,  as well as bioethanol and further alcohols made from fermentation and purification of carbohydrates. 
  • Our present European production of biosolvents uses just GMO-free sources.

WHAT DOES CARBON NEUTRAL MEAN?

  • Carbon of biosolvents comes from photosynthesis, where CO2 is removed from the atmosphere by plants to make sugars, starches, oils and proteins.  
  • Sugars and starches are converted into esters of lactic acid and further natural acids, bioethanol and other solvents, for example, some vegetable oils are converted into methyl esters.
  • Carbon is removed from the atmosphere by photosynthesis, stored in plants, then released as CO2 when a biosolvent is used.
  • For EVERY gram of CO2 released in the atmosphere by using a biosolvent, there was ONE gram of C02 removed from the atmosphere by photosynthesis.

This overall balance is named CARBON NEUTRAL.

Bio Solvents Value Proposition