BASF’s Care Chemicals Initiative Takes a Sustainable Leap at SEPAWA Congress

BASF’s Care Chemicals Initiative Takes a Sustainable Leap at SEPAWA Congress Photo credit: BASF

(IN BRIEF) BASF is set to unveil its latest solutions for the home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and personal care markets at the SEPAWA Congress in Berlin from October 25 to 27. The offerings are part of BASF’s Care Chemicals Initiative Care 360°, focusing on sustainability, digitalization, innovation, and collaboration. Key highlights include Lavergy® M Ace 100 L, an innovative mannanase for laundry care, Sokalan® Ecopure C, a biodegradable polymer for eco-friendly automatic dishwashing, and Emulgade® Verde 10 MS, a versatile O/W emulsifier for natural formulations. BASF also introduces transparency on sustainability through digital progress with its Product Carbon Footprints integrated into the D’lite digital service. The company’s experts will contribute to various conferences during the SEPAWA Congress.

(PRESS RELEASE) LUDWIGSHAFEN, 25-Oct-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF (ETR: BAS), the world’s largest chemical producer, is set to unveil its latest offerings for the home care, industrial & institutional (I&I) cleaning, and personal care markets at the SEPAWA Congress in Berlin from October 25 to 27. These solutions are part of BASF’s Care Chemicals Initiative Care 360° – Solutions for Sustainable Life, a comprehensive approach encompassing sustainability, digitalization, innovation, and collaborative approaches to address the future challenges of key industries. BASF will be sharing booths 137-139, 154-155, 142, and 151-152 with its European sales organization, BTC Europe.

Lavergy® M Ace 100 L: Innovative Mannanase for Effective and Sustainable Laundry Care

Enzymes play a crucial role in modern detergent formulations, enabling effective and sustainable stain removal in both household and commercial laundry applications. BASF’s enzyme portfolio expansion introduces Lavergy® M Ace 100 L, a cutting-edge mannanase designed to excel in cold and short wash cycles, effectively combating stains from guar gum and locust bean gum, commonly found in processed food products. Cold washing conserves energy, reducing carbon emissions and costs. Combining mannanase with other Lavergy® enzymes and BASF’s high-performance portfolio products enhances detergent efficiency, ensuring clean clothes even under challenging conditions.

Sokalan® Ecopure C: A Biodegradable Polymer for Eco-Friendly Automatic Dishwashing

Consumers seek eco-friendly options without compromising cleaning quality. BASF’s innovative solution combines the biodegradable polymer Sokalan® Ecopure C with the sustainable complexing agent Trilon® M. This combination effectively removes tough stains from glassware, dishes, and cutlery while being gentle on the environment. Consumers can continue using their preferred automatic dishwashing detergent format, whether it’s powder, liquid, capsules, or tablets, while reducing their environmental footprint.

Advancing Sustainability in Personal Care

BASF’s Personal Care unit is dedicated to driving sustainable innovations, particularly as it directly impacts end consumers. Dr. Becky Stiles, Head of Applied Sustainability, EU & APAC, Care Chemicals, BASF, emphasized, “I’m pleased that we’re taking responsibility and offering our customers opportunities to increase transparency and sustainability in their value chains.”

Emulgade® Verde 10 MS: A Versatile O/W Emulsifier for Natural Formulations

Consumers increasingly favor natural products that enhance well-being and skin health. Emulgade® Verde 10 MS, BASF’s latest O/W emulsifier, supports this trend. It is derived from 100% renewable feedstocks, is readily biodegradable, and manufactured using an environmentally friendly solvent-free process. This COSMOS approved ingredient is preservative-free and offers outstanding stability in O/W creams and lotions, compatibility with various cosmetic ingredients, and suitability for sensitive skin. It can be used for microbiome-friendly concepts.

Digital Progress for Sustainability Transparency

Adapting to market demands for sustainable alternatives requires formulators to rethink and rebuild traditional ingredients. BASF’s Product Carbon Footprints (PCF) integrated into the digital service D’lite provides customers with insights into the total greenhouse gas emissions associated with BASF products. The service aligns with international standard ISO 14067:2018 and offers information on various certifications, including EU Ecolabel, COSMOS, and NATRUE. D’lite simplifies laboratory work and supports efficient product development.

Sharing Expertise at SEPAWA Congress

BASF experts will contribute to various conferences, including the ‘Forum for Innovations,’ ‘European Detergents Conference,’ and ‘Scientific Conference.’

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Time Speaker Topic Location
9.05 – 9.30 a.m. Volker Wendel Focus Area of the DGK Working Group Sensory and Examples of New Findings Room 15
10.15 – 10.30 a.m. Jesper Duus Nielsen, Maria De Moragas De Torres Unleash the Power of Liquid Laundry: Erasing Complex Food Stains Effortlessly Room 12+13
10.45 – 11.05 a.m. Andreas Künkel Fundamental Understanding of Polymers’ Biodegradation Room Auditorium
12.15 – 12.30 p.m. Özgecan Özeren Sokalan® Ecopure C: Shaping the Sustainable Future of ADW Room 12+13
3.00 – 3.30 p.m. Antoine Beziau Extending the Lifetime of Fabrics by Using Color Care Detergents Containing Dye Transfer Inhibitors Room 12+13
3.00 – 3.30 p.m. Torsten Clarius Lactobacillus crispatus: First Live Bacteria Culture for the Care of Mature Skin Room 15
4.15 – 4.45 p.m. Bianca Seelig Product Carbon Footprint for Personal Care Ingredients Room 9
5.00 – 5.15 p.m. Sandip Bhattacharya Uncover High Performing Sustainable Surfactant Solutions Using Modelling and Simulation Based Digital Services Room 10 + 11
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Time Speaker Topic Location
10.45 – 11.15 a.m. Annette Mehling The Road Less Travelled – Galenics for a Healthy Skin Microbiome Room 15
12.00 – 12.30 p.m. Myriam Sohn Photostability of Triazine-based UV Filters Room 15
Friday, October 27, 2023
Time Speaker Topic Location
11.00 – 11.15 a.m. Sonja Fischer Deep Clean: A High-Performance Detergent Formulation by BASF for Sustainable and Brilliant Washing Results Room 12+13

About the Care Chemicals division at BASF

The BASF division Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for personal care, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are a leading global supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaners industry, and support our customers with innovative and sustainable products, solutions and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients and UV filters. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available online at

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €87.3 billion in 2022. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the United States. Further information at

About BTC Europe

BTC Europe belongs to the world’s leading chemical group, BASF – We create chemistry. BTC Europe GmbH is BASF’s European sales organization for specialty chemicals. Our strengths lie in our knowledge of the industry, based on many years of experience, and our proximity to our customers. With its 11 regional offices and more than 500 employees in Europe, BTC supplies small and medium-sized customers from a wide variety of industries with about 6,000 products. BTC is headquartered in Monheim am Rhein. Further information on BTC is available on the internet at

Media contacts:

Jasmin Haile
Market Communication Home Care and I&I Europe
+49 621 60-48122

Olga Hog
Personal Care Europe
+49 173 3478210

Sebastian Kump
BTC Europe
+49 2173 3347-140



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