Molydal: the winning choice for bio-based lubricants

For Molydal, a company founded in 1958 and specialised in industrial lubricants, the transition from petroleum-based to bio-based lubricants provides real benefits in terms of efficiency, image and future. "We sell industrial lubricants for maintenance as well as for the manufacture of a number of products," explains Thierry Vidal, Key Account Manager at Molydal. "Our product range is divided into three categories: greases and assembly pastes; oils for cold metal processing ...

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SALVECO laboratory: disinfection, hygiene and cleaning products made from sustainable chemistry

Created in 1994, the SALVECO laboratory develops formulations of natural origin using exclusively renewable and biodegradable substances from plants. The aim? To offer products that are not toxic for humans or the environment. Stephan Auberger remembers what motivated his scientific commitment: "Coming from the Vosges region and being passionate about nature, I had noticed a worrying disappearance of the sound of frogs croaking... I was convinced that this decline was due ...

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Vegetable tannins and dyes: 160 years of expertise at SCRD

Established since 1862 in Le Havre, the company SCRD specialises in 100% natural tannins and colourings. A historical, eco-responsible and sustainable choice. "Our first job is to produce formulations of plant extracts for the tanning industry," explains François Raoul-Duval, director of the company SCRD. "We work with vegetable tannins such as sumac, quebracho, tara, myrobolam, tanning mimosa, gallnut, chestnut, etc.". The SCRD teams develop their formulations according to the leather desired ...

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Bio Attitude: specialist in ecological detergents

At the end of the 2000s, Philippe Mathaly founded his company Bio Attitude, specialised in detergents and hygienic, ecological and efficient products. Twenty years ago, Philippe Mathaly, PhD in biochemistry, was deputy general manager at A.R.D (Pomacle Bazancourt) in charge of a European programme on the development of new surfactants, "washing molecules extracted from co-products of agriculture or the food industry." Patents have been filed for these innovative molecules and Philippe ...

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EPI France: 100% of plant active substances scientifically tested

Established in the Aisne since 1997, EPI France (Extraction Purification Innovation France) specialises in plant extraction and the development of new active ingredients for cosmetics and food supplements. Hailing from the Aisne, Valérie Bizot and Thierry Krikilion decided to combine their skills (in biochemistry for her; in engineering, automation and electrical engineering for him) and set up their company in their native land. "By establishing ourselves in the Aisne, we benefit ...

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Plant-based fibers: an ecological and efficient alternative for building insulation

In the family of bio-based materials for construction application, flexible insulation made from plant fibers is experiencing particularly dynamic growth, driven by the wave of “greening” of buildings. While they still only represent 3% * of the insulation market in terms of value (excluding wood), their technical performance now challenges conventional products, and the ecological transition is working in their favour. A major player in this young sector, Cavac Biomatériaux, ...

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The carbon/flax fibre tennis racket – Game, Set and Match!

Will Djokovic, Nadal or Federer's equipment supplier one day put a carbon natural fiber tennis racket in their champions’ hands? Such a composite material exists. After a failed market entry ten years ago, it has just been reinvented by Eco-Technilin (NatUp group) using FlaxTape technology, a unidirectional flax patented by its affiliated start-up, Lineo, which exhibits the best available composite mechanical performance. Producer of materials based on natural fibers for the ...

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