Lygos Launches Soltellus™ Polymer, a High-Performing, Sustainable Solution that Enables Companies to Create Superior, Eco-friendly Products

Soltellus™ is a line of biodegradable, water-soluble polymers with applications in home care, agronomy, and water treatment

July 11th, 2023

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BERKELEY, Calif. – July 11, 2023 – Today, Lygos, Inc., announced the launch of Soltellus, a line of multi-functional, water-soluble polymers for home care, agronomy, and water treatment. Soltellus provides proven performance in target applications and is a nontoxic and biodegradable alternative to persistent polyacrylate and polycarboxylate polymers. 

“We believe that sustainability should be synonymous with exceptional performance,” said Eric Steen, Founder & CEO of Lygos. “In addition to being biodegradable, when used in laundry detergents Soltellus has outperformed our nonbiodegradable competition. More broadly, we’re enabling customers to transform large-scale industries with superior products that no longer need to rely on environmentally degrading and costly alternatives.”

Soltellus enables suppliers and brands to create superior, eco-friendly products in:

Home Care – Prevents stain redeposition and enhances the soil- and stain-fighting power of laundry detergents. Reduces spotting and filming of glassware when incorporated into dishwasher detergents.

Agronomy – Increases crop yields by up to 10%, improving nutrient uptake and promoting soil health, while reducing fertilizer run-off and improving irrigation water quality. 

Water Treatment – Inhibits scale build-up and corrosion in high salinity water by as much as 90% in reverse osmosis membranes, cooling towers, heat exchangers, and oilfield production, while eliminating the need for downstream treatment and minimizing harm to the environment. 

“Consumers are demanding products that are both high performance and sustainable,” said Rich Weber, SVP of Business Development for Lygos. “Additionally, brands and large companies are setting aggressive sustainability targets. We believe Soltellus provides a solution to help companies bring better products to market that meet their performance and sustainability goals.”

Our application expertise and collaborative approach are instrumental in maximizing the benefits of Soltellus for our customers. We identify their unique needs and tailor solutions that drive performance, lower cost, and enhance sustainability. This customer-centric strategy ensures we generate tangible value across the value chain and positions us as the go-to partner for innovative, sustainable solutions. 

Soltellus is available now.      

About Lygos 

Lygos is a pioneering sustainable specialty chemicals company, leading the world’s transition toward better, cleaner, and more sustainable products. We have built a proprietary and fully integrated platform of the most advanced technologies across synthetic biology, industrial chemistry, and application development to rapidly deliver market relevant solutions to some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges. With a pipeline of high-performing, innovative solutions, Lygos is paving the way for generations of new sustainable solutions for our world.

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