Produced from renewable materials, our sustainable extraction technology -ecoXtract – is the breakthrough solution using a fully biobased solvent, better for the people, better for the planetDunkerque (FR), November 29, 2019 – ecoXtract – has earned today the Certified Biobased Product label granted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ecoXtract is now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its 100% percentage of biobased content. Our label may now be used on the products within ECOXTRACT®, listed below:
- ecoXTRACT® LIPOCOS
- ecoXTRACT® FOOD GRADE
Founded in 2005, Minafin is a French private industrial company specialized in fine chemistry for the Life Sciences and the High-Tech Industries. It generated more than €190M in revenues in 2018 and employes 860+ employees. Its activities include industrial subcontracting, development of chemical syntheses, and industrial scale-up of custom-made processes as well as proprietary products with high added value for the pharmacy, cosmetic, agriculture, and high-tech industries. The group has six manufacturing sites: two in the US, two in France, one in Germany and one in Belgium.
About the USDA BioPreferred Program and Certified Biobased Product label
The BioPreferred Program is a USDA-led initiative that assists the development and expansion of markets for biobased products. The BioPreferred Program is transforming the marketplace for biobased products through two initiatives: mandatory purchasing requirements for Federal Agencies and Federal contractors and voluntary product certification and labeling.
Biobased products span a diverse range of applications, such as lubricants, cleaning products, chemicals, and bioplastics. The USDA Certified Biobased Product label communicates a product’s biobased content. Expressed as a percentage, biobased content is the ratio of non-fossil organic carbon (new organic carbon) to total organic carbon in a product. New organic carbon is derived from recently-created materials. The total organic carbon in a product consists of new organic carbon and old organic carbon that originates from fossil carbon materials, such as petroleum, coal, or natural gas. More than 3,000 products have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product label. To learn more about the USDA Certified Biobased Product label please visit www.biopreferred.gov and follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BioPreferred.
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