Croda International Plc is celebrating being awarded the ICIS Surfactants Award for Product Innovation for their unique, patented molecule, called the Star Polymer. This novel, star-shaped, polymeric non-ionic surfactant serves as a building block for the development of more stable and effective formulated products across multiple applications. It is 100% bio-renewable when built with ethylene oxide derived from biomass, making it unique for North America.
The awards, which took place at the ICIS World Surfactants Conference, recognise excellence and innovation within the surfactants industry. The product innovation award focuses on contributions to vital areas of the market.
Rick Hanson, Managing Director, Croda said: “Being recognised for what Croda does well, innovate, by our peers in the surfactants industry & ICIS is a great honour. Credit goes to the Croda team who managed the development of this product from concept to commercialisation. Bringing a totally new molecule to market in today's highly regulated market and securing a patent on it is not an easy challenge."