Circular Home And personal care Rheology Modifiers (CHARM)

Circular Home And personal care Rheology Modifiers (CHARM)

Organisatie-onderdeel

WR-cap AF

Projectcode

LWV21015

MMIP

Landbouw, Water, Voedsel>A. Kringlooplandbouw>A3. Hergebruik organische zij- en reststromen

Samenvatting

Home- and personal care (H&PC) products such as laundry detergents and shampoos contain large volumes of thickeners. These mainly fossil feedstock derived polymers help structure the components in the product formulation and impart the required rheological profile. In the transition to a circular economy, the H&PC industry is looking for renewable and biodegradable alternatives. In this project, residual polysaccharides and carbohydrates from agro-food processing will be converted to novel circular thickening agents via mild conversion methods.