Wheatoleo venture looks to sugar-based surfactants

Chynoweth, Emma
March 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;3/12/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 57, p35
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The article reports that oleochemical specialist Oleon has teamed up with research and development company ARD to market a range of natural, sugar-based surfactants based on pentosides derived from hemicellulose. According to the companies, which have named their venture Wheatoleo, the alkylpolypentoside (APP) surfactants have outstanding properties and are environmentally benign. They say that product range fits their long-term strategy of making value-added oleochemicals from agricultural streams.


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