Biomolecules include all the molecules synthesised by a living organism (plant or animal).
They are used for their properties as compounding additives (surfactants, lubricants, solvents and other active properties) and as ‘green bricks’ (chemical intermediates) for synthesising various materials (thermoplastics, thermoset substances and elastomers).
Biomolecules produced from plant chemistry (link to glossary) have numerous uses:
– as additives in manufacturing inks, varnish, paints, glues, detergents and lubricants
– as active substances in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical sectors, and phytosanitary products.
– they also constitute an alternative to substances of concern (plasticisers, flame retardants, preservatives, etc.).