GlycoSurf’s rhamnolipids (and glycolipids) are biodegradable and non-toxic green surfactants.


GlycoSurf’s technology is focused on rhamnose sugar surfactants, but is also used with a variety of mono- and disaccharide carbohydrates. Sugar-based surfactants are inherently safer and more environmentally-friendly than conventional surfactants.

High Purity

GlycoSurf’s synthetic process produces glycolipid surfactants in >95% purity; resulting in greater performance properties than the competition.

Natural & Bio-Inspired

GlycoSurf’s glycolipid products include natural rhamnolipid biosurfactants and a large variety of unique bio-inspired glycolipid surfactants for application in cleaning, cosmetics, cosmeceuticals, and bioremediation.

High performance

Many common synthetic surfactants on the market have low performance due to low purity. However, with the high purity of GlycoSurf’s products, performance of our materials is superior to the competitor’s surfactants.

Low Cost

Our products are eco-friendly and higher performing than the competition, and yet our products are offered at a significant cost reduction when compared to the lower performing products on the market.

Who We Are

GlycoSurf is a start-up specialty chemical company founded in 2013, focused on the novel 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.

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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