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About GlycoSurf, LLC

At GlycoSurf, our number one priority is creating high performing chemicals while putting the earth and our environment first. That means energy effeciency, chemical safety, pollution prevention, and more. In fact, GlycoSurf’s production method meets all of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry” as defined by the ACS (American Chemical Society). We are proud of not only our products, but of their lasting impact, or lack thereof, on the environment and our health and safety.

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About GlycoSurf, LLC

GlycoSurf is a start-up chemical company founded in 2013 that is based on filed US and PCT technology from the University of Arizona with the goal of creating green glycolipid surfactants. GlycoSurf was founded by three University of Arizona researchers with technology development funding from Tech Launch Arizona at the University of Arizona.

About GlycoSurf’s Bio-Inspired Surfactants

GlycoSurf’s Glycolipid production is Scalable, Tailorable, and Pure (>95%)

GlycoSurf’s proprietary technology produces high-purity and high-performance rhamnose-containing glycolipid (rhamnolipids) for incorporation into consumer cosmeceutical and personal-care end-products. A variety of specialty glycolipids are available for purchase in R&D quantities for inclusion in product development pipelines for cosmetic or personal care products such as moisturizers, anti-oxidants, skin-lightening creams, anti-aging creams, and sunscreens. Consumers are demanding higher performing products that are both healthy and eco-friendly. GlycoSurf’s proprietary technology and materials not only meet these demands but have the following advantages over competitive ingredients. 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!