Oleochemical, Partnership, Press Release

Solazyme’s algal oils in lubricants

Solazyme announced its entry into the textile lubricants market through a commercial supply agreement with Goulston Technologies Inc., a global producer of high-performance fiber lubricants.  Goulston expects to commercialize a new class of sustainable textile lubricant products using Solazyme’s renewable high-performance, Tailored™ high oleic algal oils. Goulston plans to start marketing its new products in 2014. The company notes industry estimates of fiber lubricant market at more than 1 billion pounds annually as a result of continuing growth in global fiber production.

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Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry.

She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.

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