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Why ICIS Highlighted Biosurfactant Technology from Locus FS in the World Surfactants Awards

A technology breakthrough is making it possible to cost-effectively reduce worldwide chemical surfactant reliance for the first time. Production methods developed by Locus Fermentation Solutions (Locus FS) are driving a global shift to the use of high-performing biosurfactants customized to directly replace surfactants in key global industries—with a 37% lower carbon footprint.

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Surfactant Market Update

Locus Performance Ingredients launched on July 21, 2020 amid the pandemic. Company executives note that it has had an impact on laboratory uptime to a modest degree, as Locus adheres to rigorous cleaning and laboratory management practices, but there’s been no dislocations in our supply chain from vendors.

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Hit the “Niche of Success” in Personal Care Formulation

"Niche of Success” in Personal Care Formulations

What is most interesting is how the forces in each of the 3 spheres of influence have gotten stronger over the past ten years. Further, over time the “niche of success” is getting harder to hit.  However, just like hitting the bullseye awards the dart thrower more points, hitting the “niche of success” rewards the ingredient supplier, formulator, personal care brand and consumer. 

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Locus Performance Ingredients™ Launches Ferma™ Line of Sophorolipds (INCI: Glycolipids) to Replace Chemical Surfactants in Personal Care Formulations

Locus PI_Ferma Launch

Locus Performance Ingredients™ is launching its first product line to replace petrochemical surfactants in personal care formulations.
Branded as Ferma™, the pure Sophorolipid series of biosurfactants provide safer and more sustainable ingredient options with 5-25 times better performance—enabling lower usage rates and reducing carbon footprint by a minimum of 37%.

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