FILAB: a laboratory at the forefront of chemical and materials analysis technologies

Founded in 1979, the FILAB laboratory specialises in the fields of chemistry and materials. With 85 employees today, the laboratory intends to continue its development of cutting-edge technologies and to double its workforce in the next five years. "We are a service provider laboratory in the field of chemistry and materials," explains Benoît Persin, one of the company's five partners (along with Jérôme Goux, Thomas Rousseau, Céline Milot and Hubert Vittoz). ...

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SURFACTGREEN: biobased surfactants for more green performance

Created in 2016 following the acquisition of patents from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes, SurfactGreen offers a complete range of biobased cationic surfactants. In 1984, before the creation of the SurfactGreen start-up, two scientists graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), Daniel Plusquellec and Thierry Benvegnu, started to develop 100% green surfactants from natural raw materials. In 2011, Thierry Benvegnu created the business unit ...

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ALYSOPHIL: inventing the chemistry of the 21st century

Founded in 2018, Alysophil aims to offer a new approach to the chemical industry that combines continuous flow processes and artificial intelligence implemented in micro-factories. Philippe Robin first became interested in chemistry when he was a child: "At the age of 11, I was fascinated by my first chemistry experiments". Since then, the passion has never left him. "After several years in the traditional chemical industry, from lab manager to ...

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CREE: launch of an innovative ecological concrete

Founded in 1985, Chimie Recherche Environnement Evolution specialises in the creation, manufacture and packaging of chemical formulations for the construction, automotive and industrial sectors. For more than 10 years, it has chosen to evolve towards productions that are more respectful of users and the environment. For Martial Letay, President of CREE, the transition to an environmentally friendly production cannot be achieved overnight: "It is a slow but necessary evolution. Some products ...

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Protex International: for innovative partnerships in the field of bio-based additives

Protex International will celebrate its 90th anniversary next year. Specialising in the field of speciality chemical additives, the company is moving towards an increasingly green chemistry and is putting its experience and expertise at the service of innovation. "We manufacture additives used in many industrial fields," explains Simon Malandain, the Group's Technology Partnerships Director. "The company, founded in 1932, was initially specialised in auxiliary products for textiles. Since then, our activity ...

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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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