Industry conference reveals evolution in the way companies work together to create new ingredients.
“At the innovation showcase, the Brazilian chemical company Oxiteno presented a new line of products called Oxizymes that it developed with Novozymes, the enzyme maker. Combining Oxiteno surfactants with up to five enzymes from Novozymes, the products are targeted at formulators of inexpensive detergents for budget-conscious Latin American consumers. Using one of the blends, customers can create a detergent with 8% active ingredients that works as well as or better than a premium detergent with 12% actives, according to Oxiteno literature.
Cristiane Canto, global head of Oxiteno’s home and personal care business, told C&EN that the partners spent three years developing the new line. One big challenge, she said, was keeping the enzymes stable in detergents with low levels of active ingredient and high concentrations of water.”
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