Iberchem has launched IB-BI (Iberchem's Biodegradability Investigation), an in-house biodegradability testing laboratory. The internal testing laboratory is designed to effectively determine the biodegradability of fragrances in accordance with OECD test method guidelines.
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The launch of this high-technology biodegradability laboratory is said to increase Iberchem’s ability to meet the global need for environmentally friendly products by ensuring a faster response to customer demands for biodegradable olfactive solutions.
IB-BI has been developed through continuous collaboration with parent company Croda and INCOTEC. The extensive cooperation has organically formed a network of biodegradability testing laboratories to ensure expert testing methodologies for accurately evaluating the biodegradability of fragrances and fragrance technologies. As a result, IB-BI has a strong scientific basis and is robust, with methodologies being validated with several reference materials with different compositions and ultimately further aligning Iberchem with Croda’s Land Positive Commitment.
Iberchem New Technologies scientist Manuel Serna explained, “Biodegradability is undoubtedly a key priority when developing our ingredient portfolio. At Iberchem, we have a dedicated team focused on developing methodologies based on OECD regulations allowing us to carry out testing associated with technology development, including fragrance studies and polymer research for microencapsulation. IB-BI will allow Iberchem to deliver biodegradable fragrance solutions to customers quicker than ever before. Customers will be able to have the highest levels of confidence in our scientifically validated biodegradability testing, ensuring they can market their final product with certainty.”
“IB-BI is a major achievement in Iberchem’s sustainability programme,” shared the director of Corporate Communications and Sustainability, Guillaume Audy. “IB-BI welcomes the opportunity to expand Iberchem’s Green Future portfolio and compliments Iberchem’s sustainable fragrance technologies, VernovaCaps and VernovaPure. IB-BI is a great example of how we strive to decrease the carbon footprint of not only our activity but also our products.”