About NatSurFact

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What is NatSurFact?

NatSurFact is a Rhamnolipid-based line of BioSurfactant products.

Rhamnolipids are a naturally occurring class of compounds that have surface active (surfactant) properties. In nature, many species of single-celled organisms produce rhamnolipids to help them survive. The NatSurFact Team is harnessing these organisms to produce rhamnolipids efficiently in order to help us live better lives, too. Rhamnolipids are made up of fats and sugars – which is a big part of the reason they have such good environmental and safety characteristics.

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Green and Renewable

NatSurFact is made from a renewable source – vegetable oil – in a natural fermentation process. It is mild when we use it to wash our skin, hair, or home, and does not hurt the environment. NatSurFact is environmentally friendly in all phases of its lifecycle. 

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Our Mission

Our mission is to create innovative chemical solutions for a cleaner, healthier, more energy-efficient world. And with that, we will continue to offer environmentally advantageous products to the market.

Agriculture

Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

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Rhamnolipids are known to have anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. NatSurFact can be used as greener, cost-effective alternative to traditional surfactants commonly used in agriculture.  

Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

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NatSurFact enhances the activity of the "activated sludge" in waste water treatment plants, helping to remove pollutants.  

Bioremediation

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Enhanced Oil Recovery

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Rhamnolipids can provide a green way to reduce the impact of oil spills, and remove heavy metal from contaminated environments.  

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Enhanced Oil Recovery

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NatSurFact may be used to increase production of an old oil well, and is a greener option than chemicals currently used because it is naturally found in the environment and is biodegradable. 

Personal Care

Household Cleaners

Household Cleaners

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NatSurFact can replace conventional surfactants, such as Sodium 

Lauryl Sulfate, in products like shampoos, body washes, hand soaps, 

and cosmetics. 

Household Cleaners

Household Cleaners

Household Cleaners

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NatSurFact works with mild power in household cleaners such as dish soap, all purpose cleaners, and stain removers. 

Industrial Cleaners

Industrial Cleaners

Industrial Cleaners

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NatSurFact brings eco-friendliness, biodegradability, and mildness to products used in janitorial cleaning, floor care, transportation cleaning, hard surface cleaning, and vehicle care. 

Medical

Industrial Cleaners

Industrial Cleaners

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Rhamnolipids, the main ingredients in NatSurFact, have been shown to improve wound healing. Other potential medical applications are also being investigated. 

How NatSurFact Is Made

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In the beginning...

Our natural fermentation process starts with triacylglyceride oil, also known as vegetable oil.

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... then nature takes its course.

Our specially selected bacteria efficiently eat the oil and expel NatSurFact rhamnolipids in a vessel similar to one used to make beer.

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... TA DA!

We use innovative, proprietary processes to concentrate NatSurFact so that it is ready to make your products great!

Why NatSurFact

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Low Toxicity

Enhances Breakdown

Mild Yet Powerful

NatSurFact has lower toxicity to wildlife than conventional surfactants and is readily biodegradable. 

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Mild Yet Powerful

Enhances Breakdown

Mild Yet Powerful

NatSurFact is a mild, yet powerful, which makes it useful in things like shampoos, body washes, household cleaners, and more.

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Enhances Breakdown

Enhances Breakdown

Enhances Breakdown

In treatment plants, NatSurFact enhances the breakdown of pollutants in water before it is released back into the environment.

Product Grades

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HCCB, CCB, and LCBS Grades

HCCB, CCB, and LCBS Grades

Contact Us

Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have about our amazing biosurfactant to 

Brian Frank, Director of Functional Products, at bfrank@stepan.com .