Solvay One Planet ambition

At Solvay, we believe that scientific breakthroughs will lead us to solutions for humanity’s greatest challenges. Today, through our Solvay One Planet ambition, we are applying our expertise to address some of the most pressing issues facing our planet. Structured around the three major categories of climate, resources and better life, Solvay One Planet is our roadmap toward a sustainable future that provides shared value for all.

Connecting the dots between Home Care and sustainability

For the Home Care market, our experts translate this for our customers into ingredients strongly rooted in science: sustainable solutions that perform and delight consumers — eco-friendly / eco-conscious formulations and numerous choices for adapting to evolving consumer perceptions and behaviors, while still maintaining respect for the boundaries of our planet.

“Today, through our Solvay One Planet ambition, all Solvay employees have a roadmap toward a sustainable future. Thanks to our constant dialogue with our customers and innovative product development, our Home and Hygiene team is committed and proud to develop and market better products so we can live in a better world. You can rely on Solvay to lead progress on Home and Hygiene sustainability.”

Christophe Cartier, Global Marketing Director, Home Care at Solvay

 

Sustainable Home Care solutions to prevent climate change

“Reduce the environmental footprint of our operations on a planetary scale to protect climate and biodiversity.” -Solvay One Planet goal for Climate. Toward this end, our Solvay Home Care experts are:

  • Rethinking our solutions to fit the circular economy model - a new way to design, make and use ingredients within planetary boundaries. 
  • Reducing the carbon footprint of our manufacturing sites through a transformation toward greener energy consumption. 

 

    Circular Economy

    At Solvay, we look beyond the industry’s traditional “take-make-waste” linear model by offering solutions that are the proper fit for the circular economy model. Our ingredients are aligned with the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating the natural system. 

    Source: Ellen Macarthur Foundation

     

    Product

    INCI

    Function               

    Circular solution       

    Rhodiasolv® Infinity E* Proprietary Blend Emulsifier An novel microemulsion concentrate based on waste-based petrochemical product

    *REACH compliant

    Carbon Footprint Reduction

    Solvay innovates by finding new manufacturing methods to reduce the carbon footprint of our product. Our expertise draws from applying Life Cycle Assessments to measure and ensure our solutions are based on science, sustainable and designed to reduce our environmental impact across all industries.

    We examine the entire lifespan of a product to understand how each of our products can reduce carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. As an alternative to synthetic surfactants, Rhodasurf® 6 NAT is produced without petrochemicals and uses renewable carbon throughout ingredient development. The Life Cycle Analysis for this bio-based surfactant for home care shows how we can save up to 30% in non-renewable carbon resources and up to 20% in carbon dioxide emissions.

    Learn more about how we lower carbon footprint emissions at Solvay.

     

    Product

    INCI

    Function     

    Benefits

    Rhodapex® ESB 70 NAT* Sodium Laureth Sulfate Anionic Surfactant
    • Save 5% of CO2 
    • Decrease by 15% the consumption of non renewable resources
    Rhodasurf® 6 NAT / MB*
     
    Laureth-6 Non-ionic Surfactant
    • Save 20% of CO2 
    • Decrease by 30% the consumption of non renewable resources.

    *REACH compliant

     

    Sustainable Home Care solutions to preserve resources

    “Preserving the resources of our planet” -Solvay One Planet goal for resources. Solvay Home Care experts are tackling these challenges by:

    • Proposing more and more renewable resources with a high Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) index, or even readily biodegradable options, for your cleaning products. 
    • Developing solid formats or highly efficient cleaning solutions that will help the end consumer save energy and water.
    • Helping protect biodiversity through a transition to sustainable agricultural practices in the palm supply chain (RSPO MB).*

    *Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Mass Balance (MB) supply chain model.

     

    Renewable Resources (RCI >70%)

    Bio-based solutions are products once made from fossil fuels, but now made from biological products, such as soy oil, coconut oil or even sustainable palm oil. 

    The reasons for the market shift toward bio-based ingredients are two-fold — to reduce their global carbon footprint and to use more eco-friendly products, such as bio based cleaning products that are renewable, recyclable and less harmful to human health. Also, consumers themselves are demanding new sustainable solutions as they are becoming more environmentally conscious.
     
    The bio-based home care market is set to grow and our bio-based portfolio is here to help your formulators develop the next generation of green formulations.

     

    Product

    INCI Name

    RCI

    Function

    Mackol® CAS 100/N (MB) Sodium Coco-Sulfate 100% Anionic-Surfactant
    Rheozan® SH Succinoglycan 100% Rheological Agent
    Rhodapex® ESB 70 NAT* Sodium Laureth Sulfate 100% Anionic-Surfactant
    Rhodapon® LX 28 HA Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 100% Anionic-Surfactant
    Rhodasurf® 6 NAT* Laureth 6 100% Non-Ionic Surfactant
    Rhodasurf® Peg 4000 Peg 4000 100% Non-Ionic Surfactant
    Mackamide® SMV Stearamide Mea 90% Non-Ionic Surfactant
    Mackam® LHS GN Lauryl Hydroxysultaine 89% Foam and Detergency Surfactant
    Fentacare® OA 1214 C10-16 Alkyl Amines Oxides 86% Foam and Detergency Surfactant
    Fentacare® OA 12 Lauramine Oxide 86% Foam and Detergency Surfactant
    Fentacare® OA 14* Myristamine Oxide 86% Foam and Detergency Surfactant
    Fentacare® 1631 I 50

    Cetrimonium chloride

    84%

    Foam and Detergency Surfactant

    Rheomer® FC NAT Guar Gum Derivative 82% Viscosity Modifier

    Mackam® CB 35 ULS HP

    Coco-Betaine 76%

    Amphoteric Surfactant

    Mackanate® LO 100 Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate 75% Anionic Surfactant

    Fentacare® OA CAPO*

    Cocamidopropylamine Oxide 73% Foam and Detergency Surfactant

    *REACH compliant

    Sustainable Palm Oil Solutions (RSPO MB*)

    Why is palm oil still important?

    Palm oil is an incredibly efficient crop, producing more oil per land area than any other equivalent vegetable oil crop. Globally, palm oil supplies 35% of the world’s vegetable oil demand on just 10% of the land. Although oil palm is much more efficient than other vegetable crops there is concern that the growing demand for palm oil could lead to serious environmental and social consequences such as deforestation, loss of natural habitats, wildfires and land conflicts.

    Even though volumes used by Solvay remain low compared to the total market of palm oil, we are committed to respect the RSPO principles and ensure our palm oil supplies are done in a sustainable way.

    *Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Mass Balance (MB) supply chain model

     

    What is RSPO Mass Balanced (MB)?

    Palm oil can be produced in a responsible manner that respects the environment and communities. The RSPO label ensures that a product is made with certified sustainable palm oil. This label gives confidence that the palm oil was produced in a socially and environmentally responsible way. 

    RSPO Mass Balanced for sustainable hair care solutions

    What are Solvay’s commitments? 

    • Member of  Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 2012
    • A sustainable sourcing policy for palm and palm kernel oil derivatives
    • A stringent selection of our suppliers based on sustainability criteria
    • A time-bound plan to ensure the full traceability of our raw materials

     

    Product

    INCI Name

    Region of Manufacturing

    Fentacare® 1631 25 MB

    Cetrimonium Chloride

    Asia

    Fentacare® TEP 88L MB

    TEA-oleic/stearic Ester Methosulfate

    Asia

     

    Fentacare® DHT21 EV 75 MB

    Dihydrogenated Tallow Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride (and) Ethanol

    Asia

    Mackol® CAS 100N MB *

    Sodium Coco Sulfate

    Asia

    Mirataine® BB/FLA MB*

    Coco-betaine 

    Asia

    Mirataine® CABB CP MB

    Cocamidopropyl Betaine

    Asia

    Rhodapon® LS 28 RLB MB

    Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

    Asia

    Rhodapon® LX 28RLB B MB

    Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

    Asia

    Rhodasurf® 6 Nat MB*

    Laureth 6 

    Asia

    Antarox® LF 54 MB*

    Alcohols, C12-14, Ethoxylated Propoxylated

    Europe

    Mackam® DAB ULS MB*

    Lauromidopropyl Betaine 

    Europe

    Mackam® CB 35 ULS HP MB*

    Coco-betaine 

    Europe

    Mackamine® 654 MB*

    Decylamine Oxide

    Europe

    Mirataine® BB/ FLA MB*

    Coco-betaine 

    Europe

    Rhodasurf® L10 AP E MB*

    Laureth 10

    Europe

    Mackaderm® LIA MB*

    Isoamyl Laurate

    LATAM

    Mackamide® CMA BR MB 

    Cocamide MEA

    LATAM

    Mirataine® BB/ FLA MB

    Coco-betaine 

    LATAM

    Mackam® C37 MB

    Cocamidopropyl Betaine

    USA

    Mackam® LMB K MB

    Lauramidopropyl Betaine

    USA

    Mackam® LMB P MB

    Lauramidopropyl Betaine

    USA

    Mackamine® FB 48 MB

    Lauramidopropylamine Oxide  & Myristamidopropylamine Oxide

    USA

    Mackamine® LO MB

    Lauramine Oxide 

    USA

    Mackanate® EL P MB*

    Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

    USA

    Mackanate® OPV N MB

    Disodium Oleamido MIPA Sulfosuccinate

    USA

    Miraspec® UB 75 RSPO MB

    Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Ethoxylated Lauryl Alcohols, Cocamide MEA, Water

    USA

    Mirataine® CBS MB*

    Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine

    USA

    Rhodameen® O2 V LD MB*

    PEG-2 Oleamine

    USA

    Rhodapex® ESA 70 A2 RSPO MB

    Sodium Laureth

      Sulfate

    USA

    Rhodasurf® L1 MB

    Laureth 1

    USA

    Rhodasurf® L7/90 MB

    Laureth 7

    USA

    *REACH compliant

    Biodegradable

    Readily biodegradable, seen as the ultimate biodegradability measure, is defined as the ability of a product to biodegrade quickly and completely in nature. The measure of success is if at least 60% of the ingredient biodegrades within 28 days (by OECD 301 B testing). At Solvay, we are working to develop suitable home care options that are readily biodegradable to help you develop eco-conscious products that also relieve the pressure on our ecosystem. 
     

    Product

    INCI Name

    Function

    Application 

    Repel-O-Tex® Crystal

    Proprietary Nonionic Polymer

    Soil Release Polymer

    Laundry detergent 

    Repel-O-Tex® SRP6

    Polyethylene Glycol Polyester

    Soil Release Polymer

    Laundry detergent

    Rheozan® 

    Succinoglycan

    Rheology Modifier

    Hard surface cleaner 

    Fentacare® TEP 88

    Di(Palm Carboxyethyl) Hydroxyethyl Methyl Ammonium Methylsulfate

    Ester quat surfactant  

    Fabric softener

    Rhodameen® O2/V LD MB

    PEG-2 Oleamine

    Thickener

    Toilet bowl cleaner

    *REACH compliant

    Water & Energy Reduction

    Solvay’s sustainable portfolio can help you develop waterless and energy-saving solutions. With ingredients compatible in solid-format formulations for conserving water, or high-performance technology for boosting efficiency during wash and dry cycles or for use in lower temperatures, thus saving energy, we can help preserve our most precious resources by doing more with less. 

     

    Product Name

    INCI

    Function 

    Reduction of  

    Rheomer®  FC NAT

    Guar Gum Derivative

    Viscosity Modifier

    More viscosity with less matter

     

    Sustainable Home Care solutions to enable a better life

    “Improve the quality of people's lives" - Solvay One Planet goal for a better life. Solvay’s Home Care experts help improve the lives of your customers by:

    • Having our products certified with well-known ecolabels that matter to you and easily understood by your customers.
    • Creating a comprehensive list of our low-dioxane or dioxane-free home care ingredients to help you easily find solutions for compliance with new governmental regulations in North America.
    • Developing the best protective, long-lasting and easy-to-use cleaning ingredients to help your customers save time and energy.

     

    Certified Ingredients (EU Ecolabel, Ecocert)

    Today, consumers want to be better informed regarding their purchasing decisions. Companies must be more transparent to give their consumers an easier understanding about a product’s impact on human health and the planet. Building that trust and educating customers requires companies to have their end-products certified by external, independent entities. For an entire formulation to receive such green credentials, raw ingredients must pass some tests as well. The most common tests in the home care industry for validating whether an ingredient is eco-friendly are EU Ecolabel and Ecocert. 

    The EU Ecolabel takes the whole life cycle of a product into account — from the extraction of raw materials, to production, to packaging and transport, through to consumer use, disposal and recycling.

    Ecocert is an organic-certification organization that conducts inspections in more than 80 countries, making it one of the largest such organizations in the world.

     

    Product

    Certification

    Restrictions

    Function

    Mackam®  50 ULB*

    Ecocert

    None

    Amphotheric Surfactants

    Mackam®  CAB-818*

    Ecocert

    None

    Amphotheric Surfactants

    Rheozan® 

    Ecocert

    None

    Stabilizing Agent 

    Rhodasurf®  6 nat MB

    Ecocert

    None

    Non-ionics Surfactant

    Mackam®  CBS50G E

    EU Ecolabel

    Compatible with restrictions for laundry detergents

    Foam and Detergency Surfactant

    Miranol® C2M Conc NP

    EU Ecolabel

    Compatible with dishwasher & dishwashing & detergents

    Amphoteric Surfactant

    Mirapol Surf® S 490 PF

    EU Ecolabel

    Compatible with dishwasher & dishwashing & detergents

    Hydrophilising Agent 

    Mirapol Surf® S 900

    EU Ecolabel

    None

    Hydrophilising Agent 

    Repel-O-Tex® Crystal

    EU Ecolabel

    Compatible with restrictions for laundry detergents

    Soil Release Polymer

    Repel-O-Tex® SF2

    EU Ecolabel

    Compatible with restrictions for laundry detergents

    Soil Release Polymer

    Repel-O-Tex® SRP6

    EU Ecolabel

    Compatible with restrictions for laundry detergents

    Soil Release Polymer

    Rheomer®  33 T

    EU Ecolabel

    Compatible with restrictions for all HI&I applications

    Emulsion Polymer

    Rheozan® 

    EU Ecolabel

    None

    Suspension Biopolymer

    Rhodafac®  H66 E

    EU Ecolabel

    Compatible with hard surface cleaning & dishwashing & detergents

    Anionic Surfactant

    Rhodasurf®  6 NAT MB

    EU Ecolabel

    Compatible with hard surface cleaning & dishwashing & detergents

    Non-Ionic Surfactant

     

    *REACH compliant

     

    Low-Dioxane and Dioxane-Free Solutions

    New York recently passed a law requiring new limits on 1,4-dioxane residuals in finished household cleaning products sold within the state. Solvay has a fundamental understanding of 1,4-dioxane generation and reduction in raw materials. Our priority is to continue providing customers in North America with products that are safe, effective and meet mandated regulations by the government. Below is a list of ingredients that are ideal for use in the home care industry and meet government requirements.

     

    Product Name

    Chemistry 

    Function

    Dioxane Level

    Mackam® CB 35 ULS HP MB*

    Coco-Betaine

    Foam and Cleansing Surfactant

    Free

    Mackam® DAB ULS MB*

    Lauromidopropylbetaine

    Amphoteric Surfactant

    Free

    Mackam® CBS*

    Cocamidopropylbetaine

    Amphoteric Surfactant

    Free

    Rheomer® FC NAT*

    Guar Gum

      Derivative

    Rheology Modifiers

    Free

    Mirapol® Surf S 110*

    Aqueous solution of an   acrylic based polymer

    Hydrophilising Agent

    Free

    Mirapol® Surf N HSC*

    Natural Based Powder Cationic Polymer

    Hydrophilising Agent

    Free

    Mirapol® Surf S 900*

    Aqueous solution of an acrylic polymer

    Hydrophilising Agent

    Free

    Mirapol® Surf S 480 PF NP*

    Blend of acrylic based polymer and sodium carbonate

    Hydrophilising Agent

    Free

    Mirapol® Surf S P Free Power NP*

    Blend of acrylic based polymer and sodium carbonate

    Hydrophilising Agent

    Free

    Mackam® LHS 

    Lauryl Hydroxysultaine

    Foam and Cleansing Surfactant 

    Free

    Mackam® 50 SB

    Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine

    Foam and Cleansing Surfactant 

    Free

    Mackam® 2CSF-40CG

    Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate

    Foam and Cleansing Surfactant 

    Free

    Fentacare® OA 12

    Lauramine Oxide

    Foam and Detergent  Surfactant 

    Free

    Fentacare® OA CAPO

    Cocamidopropylamine Oxide

    Foam and detergent  surfactant 

    Free

    Fentacare® OA 1214*

    C10-16 Alkyl Amines Oxides

    Foam and Detergent  Surfactant 

    Free

     
     

    *REACH compliant

    Better Protection and Easier Life

    Today’s consumers have neither the time nor the desire to spend hours scrubbing their home from top to bottom. Home care formulators must respond to this evolving consumer behavior by developing cleaning solutions that eliminate everyday stains and prevent tough soils from forming to make every future clean easier.

    As desirable as these effortless cleaning formulations may be, it is challenging to develop solutions that are versatile enough to provide easy cleaning in a range of home environments, including kitchen countertops, bathroom sinks and toilets, and fabrics.

    Solvay develops the most advanced easy cleaning polymers and detergents so formulators can develop high-performing home care solutions that meet consumer expectations in terms of both efficiency and efficacy.  

    Better-protecting ingredients are highly innovative concepts designed to offer longer-lasting protection to reduce the number of times cleaning is required, saving consumers both time and energy while preserving the planet’s resources. Solvay offers ultra-efficient cleaning solutions to put your customer’s mind at peace. 
     

    Product

    INCI

    Function

    Challenges Solved

    Actizone™ F5

    Proprietary Blend

    Ready-to-use disinfectant with long-lasting antimicrobial protection

    Ready-to-use surface disinfectant formulation for 24-hour antimicrobial surface protection, combining fast-kill and excellent cleaning performance

    Jaguar® HSG*

    Hydroxypropyl Guar

    Thickener

    Natural rheology modifier providing smooth and moisturizing after feel in hand-sanitizing gel

    Mirapol® Surf S 310*

    Aqueous solution of an acrylic based polymer

    Anti-spotting Agent

    Fast-drying solution

    Mirapol® Surf S 900*

    Aqueous solution of an acrylic polymer

    Soil Release Polymers for hard surface cleaners

    Continuous cleaning action and easier next-time cleaning

    Repel-O-Tex® Crystal 

    Proprietary nonionic polymer

    Soil Release Polymer

    Significant reduction of malodor on fabric  

    *REACH compliant