Rhamnolipids (and glycolipids) are biodegradable and non-toxic green surfactants.


Rhamnose sugar surfactants are inherently safer and more environmentally friendly than conventional petrochemical-based surfactants.

High Purity and Scalability

Our synthetic process produces glycolipid surfactants in greater than 95% purity; resulting in better performance properties than the competition.

Natural, Bio-Inspired

Our products include natural rhamnolipid biosurfactants and a large variety of unique, bio-inspired glycolipid surfactants for applications in cleaning, cosmetics, cosmeceuticals, bioremediation, and more.

High Performance

High purity from bio-inspired production provides GlycoSurf’s products superior performance to other surfactants.

Low Cost

Despite their higher performance and eco-friendliness, GlycoSurf’s products won’t break the bank like other lower performing surfactants on the market.

Who Is GlycoSurf?

GlycoSurf is a start-up specialty chemical company founded in 2013, focused on scalable production of rhamnolipids and similar rhamnose-sugar based glycolipid surfactants. Our green surfactants are new and innovative bio-based chemicals that are non-toxic and biodegradable.

Green surfactants allow for healthier and more eco-friendly cosmetics and anti-acne care products. Rhamnolipids have been used broadly in the cosmetic industry for products such as moisturizers, anti-aging creams, anti-acne skincare, and shampoos.

The cleaning agents industry is a major consumer of surfactants. The majority of the surfactants used, though, are traditional petroleum based surfactants. These petroleum based surfactants are both toxic to humans and detrimental to the environment. GlycoSurf’s green surfactants are nontoxic, eco-friendly, and more effective than traditional surfactants and could play a major role in the cleaning agent industry.

Remediation of polluted earth is a common necessity in modern times. Many issues of environmental detriment are contamination and deposition of organic and heavy metals into soil. These issues may be remedied by using green surfactants like those produced by GlycoSurf to clean the affected soil.

Agriculture is a rich market for surfactants, so why contaminate our fields of crops with unhealthy and toxic surfactants like those that are commonly used? A powerful application of GlycoSurf’s products are in the agricultural industry.

About Our Products

GlycoSurf’s proprietary technology produces high-purity and high-performance rhamnolipids and similar glycolipids for incorporation into numerous research and development product application platforms. A variety of specialty rhamnolipids are available for purchase in R&D quantities now, and can be produced in larger quantities upon request.

Significant cost advantages and purity levels are achieved through GlycoSurf’s patented synthetic technology. GlycoSurf’s technology represents a breakthrough from traditionally produced rhamnolipids which are extracted in low-purity and at high-cost through biosynthetic processes. GlycoSurf’s ability to control the manufacturing process of these cosmeceutical and personal care ingredients results in the optimization of the performance of consumer end-products. GlycoSurf surfactants will lower your manufacturing costs and give your company a competitive advantage.


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