Total launches BioLife in the UK

The special fluids business unit of Total - a major producer of hydrocarbon fluids for industry - has launched BioLife - a range of renewable, pure and biodegradable isoparaffins to the UK market.

Developed in response to calls from industry and consumers for more sustainable and environmentally friendly products, BioLife is a range of bio-based hydrocarbon solvents which provides a safe, sustainable and odourless alternative to traditional fossil-based solvents.

Derived from biomass, the production of this unique range of fluids leads to a very positive effect on greenhouse gas emission balance* combined with outstanding performances.

BioLife can be used in a wide range of applications such as inks, paints & coatings, cleaning, degreasing, personal care, home care, heat transfer media, lubricants and hydraulic and metalworking fluids.

The use of patented high-pressure hydrogenation HDA technology coupled with narrow cut distillations, means BioLife products are tailored for targeted applications with narrow boiling range, offering pure solutions with ultra-low aromatic content.

BioLife is colourless and odourless, has a low pour point and a high flash point. BioLife is classified as readily biodegradable.

The BioLife range gives customers an opportunity to significantly reduce their environmental impact* without compromising on performance.

John Tuite, special fluids general manager at Total UK, said: “Total’s Special Fluids Business Unit is committed to developing and marketing high performance and environmentally friendly products in line with societal, environmental and technical demands.

“BioLife is a major breakthrough in hydrocarbon solvent technology, which takes purity and performance to the next level while redefining industry standards, and we are delighted to bring this innovation to the UK market.”

Biolife, manufactured from Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, is certified in accordance with the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) standard. The BioLife range is also classified biodegradable (OECD 306/301B guidelines).

BioLife products are the first renewable pure isoparaffins registered under REACH with their own EC number.