Evonik again awarded by Henkel


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Evonik’s  “Rheance One” platform of green biosurfactants was recognized in the Beauty Care category for sustainability at the14th Annual Henkel Awards, which were announced at a gala virtual event during this week’s American Cleaning Industry (ACI) Annual Meeting. Last year, the company also won the Henkel Sustainability Award for a novel conditioner with excellent biodegradability that is sourced from natural, renewable materials.

The improvement of human life is at the centre of the company´s  Nutrition & Care division. As the home of the company’s biotechnology portfolio, the development of advanced biomaterials that utilize more sustainable manufacturing and sourcing processes is a core driver of innovation and growth. The Care Solutions business line continues to demonstrate these sustainability principles with the development of differentiated products such as the awarded platform. Henkel also awarded Evonik second place for Best Supply Performance and Best Innovation Contributor.

“We are honoured to serve as a long-term partner to Henkel and other customers who share our commitment to leverage innovative solutions in order to develop a more sustainable market and better performing products,” said Yann d’Hervé, head of Evonik’s Care Solutions business line.

The awarded product is a glycolipid-based platform of green biosurfactants designed for use in rinse off applications that is 100% biodegradable, has excellent foaming and cleansing properties, and is pleasant and mild to the skin. Manufactured with an all-natural, biotechnological process, it allows customers to create high-performance beauty and personal care products that adhere to the highest standards for sustainability. Evonik’s portfolio of naturally derived, high-performance green biosurfactants also includes “Rewoferm SL” , which isdesigned for use with household cleaning and other applications.

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