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Croda Inc Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

Croda Inc announced it has earned the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Certified Biobased Product Label for four products. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the products’ amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine ingredients.

The following Croda Inc products earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label:

• Priolube 2065 with 90% biobased content
• Priolube 1973 with 87% biobased content
• Priolube 3970 with 81% biobased content
• Priolube 3967 with 70% biobased content

All biobased amount claims are verified by independent labs and monitored by the USDA. Consumers may feel secure in the accuracy of the biobased amount and be empowered in making better informed purchasing decisions. Croda noted that these products are suitable for a wide range of applications as both base fluids and additives and offer manufacturing and formulating benefits ranging from minimal deposit formation and VGP compliance to low pour point and oxidative stability. "We are proud that Croda Inc has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label," said Ron Buckhalt, USDA BioPreferred Program Manager. "Biobased products add value to renewable agriculture commodities, create jobs in rural communities and help our nation decrease its reliance on foreign-sourced and non-renewable petroleum."

About USDA BioPreferred

The USDA BioPreferred program was created by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002(2002 Farm Bill), and expanded by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill). The purpose is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The United States Department of Agriculture manages the program. Products that meet the USDA BioPreferred program requirements carry a distinctive label for easier identification by the consumer. To learn more about the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label please visit, and follow on Twitter at

Notes to editors:

Founded in 1925 Croda has developed its position as a leading speciality chemical company producing an unrivalled range of naturally derived products for industry. From personal care to polymer coatings, home care to health care, lubricants to crop care, Croda technologies will be at the heart of the finished products.

At Croda, we are constantly looking to develop new technologies and solutions to meet the changing needs of the lubricants markets and we aim to do this by continuing to use renewable and sustainable resources which deliver tangible environmental and technical benefits to our customers. Croda Lubricants prides itself on being a global, innovative supplier of high performance speciality chemicals and a provider of tailored solutions to our customers in the automotive and industrial sectors. Our aim is to develop innovative products and solutions to help our customers:

• Improve fuel economy 
• Reduce emissions 
• Extend oil drain intervals 
• Improve equipment durability 
• Increase production efficiency 

For more information about Croda Lubricants products and services contact us and find out how we can help you: 

Enquires about this press release should be made to Jenna Major, Marketing Communications Coordinator, Croda Lubricants on +44 (0) 1405 863277 or email