Croda buys up surfactants spin-off | July 31, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 31 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 31 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 31, 2017

Croda buys up surfactants spin-off

Department: Business
Keywords: Mergers & acquisitions, Croda, surfactant, carbohydrate, Sweden

Specialty chemical firm Croda has acquired Enza Biotech, a spin-off from Sweden’s Lund University with a technology for making nonionic sugar-based surfactants from carbohydrates. Enza’s cofounders Maria Andersson and Stefan Ulvenlund and their team will transfer to Croda to commercialize the technology. Enza uses an enzymatic process to generate oligomeric alkylglycosides, which cause less irritation than nonionic surfactants when used in personal care products, Enza claims.

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