Converting waste to sustainable household products
Products and technology from Codexis can help the chemicals industry reduce supply chain volatility, replace petroleum-based, environmentally-sensitive raw materials with plentiful biomass, and gain a competitive performance advantage in the marketplace.
Detergent alcohols for use in household products such as shampoos and laundry detergents represent a $4 billion market worldwide today, which is expected to grow in coming years. In partnership with leading engineering firm Chemtex, Codexis developed a biobased CodeXol® detergent alcohol product for this market on an industrial scale, using sustainable agricultural products and waste as feedstocks.
The Codexis approach can reduce dependence on petroleum while preserving vital rain forest habitats. At the same time, Codexis can enable our customers to reduce supply chain risks and lower shipping costs by manufacturing products in the geographies where they will be sold.
CodeXol® Detergent Alcohols
CodeXol® detergent alcohols can provide more sustainable raw material alternatives to the chemicals industry. In partnership with global engineering firm Chemtex, Codexis developed second-generation detergent alcohols made from cellulosic biomass. Detergent alcohols are used in surfactants, the chemical soaping and foaming agents used in household and consumer products such as laundry detergent, shampoo, toothpaste and mouthwash.
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