The Competitive Edge: Vertec BioSolvents, Inc.

September 19, 2019 |

Q: What was the reason for founding your organization – what was the open niche you saw that could be addressed with a new product or service? What was the problem, or gap, or opportunity?

Certain petroleum solvents present regulatory and HS&E restrictions for manufacturers using solvents in formulations or cleaning applications.

Vertec BioSolvents, Inc. was founded in 1999 to provide technology innovations using safe bio-based solvent blends to directly replace unsafe petroleum solvents. As the market demand for safe alternatives to dangerous solvents increased, VertecBio(TM) solvent blends were invented, patented, and commercially launched to service coatings, adhesives, agricultural and petroleum industries, and other markets.

Q: Tell us about your organization. What do you do?

Vertec BioSolvents allows customers to provide safe work environments for employees, safe alternatives for products they manufacture and market. We invent, patent and manufacture solvent formulations containing biosolvents and safe alternative solvents.

One VertecBio product is used in a formulation that replaces n-Methyl Pyrrolidone and Methylene Chloride, both products that are facing existing and pending restrictions in usage.

Another product is widely used as an alternative to Xylene in coatings, eliminating customers’ requirements for listing Proposition 65 warnings on their labels.

Q: What stage of development are you? Choose one:

Commercial stage – have mature products or services on the market.

Innovation state – we are currently innovating bio-derived products for the cosmetic and personal care markets.

Q: What do your technologies, products or services do and accomplish – how does it (they) work, who is it (they) aimed for?

The primary feature of our products is performance. Our product innovation requires that bio-based solvent formulations must deliver performance and value. Despite eliminating regulatory brick walls for our customers, VertecBio products must meet or exceed performance parameters of the petroleum solvents that are replaced in the formulas or cleaning applications.

Q: Competitively, what gives your technology, product or service set an edge in cost

or performance, sustainability, or any other aspect, that makes it stand out from the crowd, In short, what makes it transformative?

Providing sustainable, innovative performance solutions that help to reduce negative impacts on the environment is compelling to most industrial manufacturers.

What’s transformative is that industrial and chemical manufacturing now has alternatives to petroleum solvents that are increasingly regulated and restricted for environmental and health reasons.

What makes Vertec BioSolvents unique is our focus and expertise in developing safe alternatives to unsafe petroleum solvents that perform equal or better for our customers.

Q: What are the 3 top milestones you have accomplished in the past 3 years?

  1. Provided safe solvent alternatives to over 300 industrial customers.
  2. Eliminated dangerous petroleum solvents in several direct-to-consumer products.
  3. Added Patents to our portfolio of technology innovations.

Q: What are the 3 top milestones you will accomplish in the next 3 years?

  1. Commercialize a platform of consumer bio-based solvent products.
  2. Be a solution to reduced carbon and sulfur emissions in the transportation industry.
  3. Develop partnerships with other like-minded innovative individuals and companies to further the reduction of harmful solvents in the environment.

Q: Where can I learn more about Vertec BioSolvent?

Click here to visit Vertec BioSolvent’s website.

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