Segetis

Markets & applications

GFBiochemicals' Javelin technology, producing ketals and levulinate esters from levulinic acid, offers a solution to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It can help facilitate a transition to low-carbon feedstock for a range of specialty chemicals, materials and fuels.

In December 2015 at the Paris Climate Change Conference COP21, world leaders agreed to binding rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This gave a clear signal that businesses must invest in the low-carbon transition.

The Javelin technology has a range of important biobased building blocks for a decarbonized world. These building blocks serve as ingredients in consumer products, industrial solvents and various polymer applications which can replace fossil-based chemicals and help reduce the carbon footprint of everyday products.

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Products

Plasticizers

Segetis makes a range of biobased non-phalate plasticizers for PVC, plastisols, biopolymers and formulated products like adhesives and sealants.

Our plasticizers replace the phthalate core with a biobased levulinic ketal group.

The plasticizer properties can be modified through choice of the R groups.

Segetis plasticizers combine fast fusing with low volatility characteristics:

  • Robust, easy to process – faster throughput
  • Efficient plasticization – lower usage rate
  • Rapid dry blending with plastics 
  • Low fusion temperatures
  • Good hardness efficiency
  • Improved processing of phthalate alternatives

Products:

SGP9200D
Brings the performance of an ortho phthalate in a safe and sustainable profile
Application details:
PVC compounds
Plastisol Compounds
Formulations (adhesives, coatings, inks, sealants)

SGP9300
Brings the ability to plasticize at high loading with excellent performance as a phalatate free, biobased plasticizer.
Application details:
Biopolymers

Household, Institutional and Industrial cleaning

Segetis supplies biobased solvents which:

  • Dissolve a wide range of formulation ingredients
  • Deliver excellent degreasing/stain removal/cleaning characteristics including the removal of paints/graffiti and protective films
  • Enable higher concentration formulations
  • Have a low odor profile
  • Are water clear
  • Low VOC; VOC Exemption: SCAQMD (CA, US)

Non-flammable products:

SV218 (Properties similar to dibasic esters, glycol ether acetates, Strong solvency power, Powerful cleaning profile, similar to d-limonene, Very low odor profile)
SV388 (Properties like glycol ethers, Couples non-polar material enabling low water or waterless formulations, low odor profile)

Application details

Hard Surface Cleaners
Fabric Care
Ink & Graffiti Remover
Paint Stripper
Oil & Gas
Adhesive & Gum Removal
MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Operations)
Industrial Manufacturing
DIY
Heavy Industrial



MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Operations)
Industrial Manufacturing
Heavy Industrial
DIY

Personal Care

Segetis supplies biobased formulation aids which:

  • Solubilize a wide range of difficult active ingredients including sunscreen actives
  • Solubilize multiple crystalline ingredients like vanillin
  • Enable higher concentration formulations
  • Have a low odor profile
  • Are water clear
  • Have water-like viscosity
  • Add light, dry emoliency to the formulation

Products:

FC1100 (Used in personal care formulations for solutions, gels, sticks, microemulsions and emulsions - oil or water phase -, Broad solubility in water, alcohols, oils and other commonly used ingredients, Couples non-polar material enabling low water or waterless formulations)
FC1200 (Broad solubility in alcohols other commonly used ingredients, Used in personal care formulations for solutions, gels, sticks, microemulsions and emulsions - oil phase -, Strong solvency power)

Agrochemicals

Segetis provides biobased formulation aids and solvents which can be used in both the synthesis of active ingredients (“built in”) and formulations for tank mix adjuvants.

Segetis provides formulation aids and solvents which:

  • Solubilize a wide range of difficult to solubilize active ingredients
  • Enable higher concentration formulations
  • Provide an improved VOC profile, VOC exempt for many applications
  • Have a low odor profile
  • Are biodegradable

Fragrances

Segetis provides biobased formulation aids which:

  • Dissolve a wide range of difficult ingredients including crystalline actives like vanillin
  • Enable higher concentration formulations
  • Drives compatibility between oil-based fragrances and formulated product concentrates
  • Provide an improved VOC profile
  • Have a low odor profile
  • Are compatible with a wide range of product forms (gels, candles, emulsions, etc.)
  • No skin sensitization
  • Are biodegradable