Croda has announced the official launch and certification of its ECO range of bio-based surfactants.

The new 100 percent bio-based and 100 percent renewable range of non-ionic surfactants is the widest commercially available and certified to meet USDA BioPreferred criteria.

From a personal care perspective, the new line will lead to both new and re-visited products in both the hair care and cosmetics sectors, thanks to its wide variety of benefits, which include emulsification, detergency and cleansing, and solubilisation.

“At Croda, we have a history of innovation, and have been the driving force behind the creation of many disruptive chemistries,” said Sandra Breene, President of Personal Care and North America. “This combined with our long history of sustainability and sustainable reporting synergises our strengths and delivers true progression in sustainable chemistry for our customers and the consumers they serve. We are pleased to be able to offer such a wide range of 100 percent bio-based and 100 percent renewable ingredients to meet the needs of formulators and companies seeking to deliver more sustainable options without a compromise in performance or the need for extensive research and development time, adding to development cycles. We can offer the solution today for our customers to launch tomorrow.”