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ASTROBIO™ is the leading Italian industry in developing bio-based solvents. Since 2006 we are Pioneering Biosolvents and using our know how to improve industrial process adding new sustainability. Our vision is to completely replace all traditional petrochemical solvents with a green based one. Thanks to our experienced research and development team we can design tailor-made biosolvents for every industrial process.

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Astrobio Biosolvents Homepage


ASTROBIO™ is the leading Italian industry in developing bio-based solvents. Since 2006 we are Pioneering Biosolvents and using our know how to improve industrial process adding new sustainability. Our vision is to completely replace all traditional petrochemical solvents with a green based one. Thanks to our experienced research and development team we can design tailor-made biosolvents for every industrial process.

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

BioSolvents are dedicated to providing bio-based, renewable sourced alternatives to petroleum-based solvents.

A business genuinely dedicated to Green Chemistry solutions to technical 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 to assure to our formulations desired applicative performances.

 
 

READ OUR BLOG TO KNOW MORE


 
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Biosolvents: advantages and Costs


Biosolvents: advantages and Costs


AstroBio™ biosolvents are more expensive than related petrochemical solvents, with some exciting 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 petrochemical solvents = higher COMPATIBILITY with other formulation ingredients = more extended STABILITY versus ageing and temperature.

3. More efficiency of our AstroBio™ in reducing final formulations VISCOSITY against petrol-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