Green Solvents


In continuing with our commitment to sustainability in this industry, we are pleased to announce the addition of a new range of green and renewable products to Alpha Environmental.

Biosolvents made from bio-based renewable resources adhering to the commitment of connecting the world with nature. Our raw material is approved by ECOCERT GREENLIFE and conforms to the ECOCERT Natural and Organic Cosmetics standard.

1, 3-Butylene glycol: a key ingredient in manufacture of personal care products. 1,3 BG is used in Cosmetics for the following Reasons: Used as a Humectant (to prevent moisture loss from the skin), Emollient (To soften and soothe the skin), Anti-bacterial Properties (To increase Shelf life of Cosmetics). Our 1,3-Butylene glycol is manufactured from bio-based renewable resources adhering to the commitment of environmental sustainability. Our product is used as a raw material and approved by ECOCERT GREENLIFE and conforms to ECOCERT & COSMOS standards. We are committed to providing natural raw materials to the Cosmetic Industry.

Ethyl Lactate: Ethyl lactate and other esters of lactic acid are generally used in cosmetics and personal care products. These ingredients are used in the formulation of moisturizers, cleansing products, and other skin care products, as well as in makeup, shampoos, hair dyes and colors and other hair care products. An ideal environmental friendly non-toxic replacement for MEK, MIBK, toxic glycol ethers and chlorinated solvent. It is well known for its superior cleaning ability and has a high degree of solvency.

Flavors and fragrances:

Levulinic acid: This has a sweet, creamy, acidic, buttery, guaiacol-like odor and is commonly used in compositions to create caramel, butterscotch and maple flavors. Levulinic acid esters are often used as niche fruity flavor and fragrance ingredients. Ethyl levulinate is a potential replacement for valencene, a flavor currently extracted from oranges and used in most beverages.

In food applications, levulinic acid is used for multiple functions. For instance, as an alkaline earth metal salt to inhibit microbial growth in foods, a pH regulator for ingredients and a disinfectant of fruit surfaces. The derivative levulinate ester is also a flavoring agent.

Levulinic acid and its derivatives are used in organic and natural cosmetic compositions for perfuming, skin conditioning and pH-regulating purposes. They give inherent fresh odor, prevent wrinkles and stabilize formulations and emulsions.