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Amyris to enter industrial cleaning products market
Amyris has announced this week its plans to launch its first industrial cleaning products containing Myralene renewable solvents through US AutoForce and US Lubricants - both US Venture companies.
This will enable Amyris's high performance, renewable industrial cleaning products to gain visibility and access to over 35,000 automotive aftermarket and industrial outlets served by US Venture divisions.
Amyris has developed a high performance renewable solvent produced from plant sugars. The Myralene solvent is derived from Amyris's renewable hydrocarbon building block, Farnesene. Myralene sustainably-sourced, VOC-exempt solvents provide a favourable viscosity profile, superior degreasing power, excellent thermal and hydrolytic stability, low odour, no colour, and ready biodegradability.
"We are excited about the marketing capability of the US AutoForce and US Lubricants teams and committed to establishing a mutually-beneficial marketing collaboration that enables Myralene-based cleaning products to become preferred cleaning agents for the auto service industry and other industrial applications," says John Melo, President & CEO of Amyris.
"The initial customer feedback on products formulated with our renewable ingredients, such as our Myralene solvents, has been positive and underscores the potential growth in our No Compromise product portfolio. Customers want better performing products that are competitively priced and do not damage the environment."
John Schmidt, CEO of US Venture, adds: "We're excited at the performance of the Myralene product line and the potential of combining our industry-leading distribution business with Amyris renewable products. Our access to a large variety of automotive aftermarkets and industrial consumers provides both of our companies with strong opportunities for growth."
Amyris is a global renewable products company providing sustainable alternatives to a variety of non-renewable resources, using its innovative bioscience technology to convert plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules. Subsidiary, Amyris Brasil, oversees the establishment and expansion of Amyris's production in Brazil.
22nd January 2015