The Lubrizol Corporation (Lubrizol) has acquired Laboratoire Phenobio, a Bordeaux, France-based supplier of naturally-derived extracts and botanical ingredients.
Laboratoire Phenobio’s capabilities in subcritical water extraction (SWE) of botanical biomass, as well as its energy-economic and eco-responsible technologies, will add to Lubrizol’s global sustainability efforts. The company also possesses expertise in a technology used to extract phytoactives from botanical raw materials, commonly known as pressurized low polarity water (PLPW). This technology involves extraction of a broad range of phytoactives that are not normally obtained with only water.
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“Lubrizol continues to invest in innovative technologies to offer step change formulations for the personal care and life sciences markets,” said Deb Langer, Lubrizol vice president and general manager of personal, home and healthcare. “With this acquisition, Lubrizol customers will have access to novel botanical extracts compliant with ECOCERT and COSMOS standards that meet the naturality and sustainability expectations end users are requiring on a global basis. Additionally, our preferred partners will have access to final formulations using this exciting new technology.”