Green Biologics selects Caldic as its EU distribution partner

By Green Biologics Inc. | October 04, 2016

Green Biologics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Green Biologics Ltd., a U.K. industrial biotechnology and renewable chemicals company, recently announced a distribution agreement with Caldic B.V., a global distributor headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Caldic will distribute Green Biologics’ biobased, high-purity chemicals, including n-butanol, acetone and other associated product to customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for a variety of key markets, including CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers), HI&I (household, industrial & institutional cleaners), PCI (personal care intermediates), food ingredients and energy chemicals.

“Caldic is an outstanding partner for Green Biologics,” said Timothy G. Staub, global vice president of business development for Green Biologics. “Its customer focus and value-added services, such as logistics capabilities, bulk storage facilities, and deep knowledge of high-value markets and customers, along with a critical presence both in key markets and geographies, makes Caldic critical to our EU launch.”

Green Biologics is in the process of starting up its first commercial production facility for renewable n-butanol and acetone in Little Falls, Minnesota, and aims to begin commercial shipments to customers by late 2016.  The company is a member of the American Chemistry Council and is building its new green solvents facility to meet Responsible Care standards.  In addition, Green Biologics is pursuing REACH certification on its products, and has received USDA BioPreferred status, 100 percent biobased, for its n-butanol and acetone.

“Our goal is to selectively move our renewable n-butanol and acetone into high value markets, and Caldic is well qualified and positioned to help us reach key European customers who are interested in sustainability, performance and value,” added Staub.

”Sustainability is an important metric for the industrial, health and personal care markets,” said Floris van Eijndhoven, director of industrial and health and personal care at Caldic BV.  “We believe that renewable ingredients are essential for the future success of our customers in these evolving sectors and are pleased to welcome Green Biologics into the Caldic network of suppliers.”