Ashland, Virginia and Abingdon, Oxfordshire U.K. (November 1, 2016) – Green Biologics, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Green Biologics Ltd., a U.K. industrial biotechnology and renewable chemicals company, announced today its strategic partnership with HOC Industries, a custom blender, packager and distributor of consumer and government products, headquartered in Wichita, KS.
“HOC is an ideal partner for Green Biologics,” said David Anderson, Global Vice President of Marketing for Green Biologics. “The company’s packaging capabilities combined with its extensive business relationships with leading, nationally recognized retailers fit perfectly into Green Biologics’ strategy to drive growth through value added, formulated products that meet the needs of consumers.”
Green Biologics is in the process of starting up its first commercial production facility for renewable n-butanol and acetone in Little Falls, Minn., and aims to begin commercial shipments to customers by late 2016. The company is a member of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and is building its new green solvents facility to meet Responsible CareTM standards. In addition, Green Biologics has received USDA BioPreferred® status for multiple products in its increasing portfolio of specialty chemicals.
“Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of chemicals in their everyday lives, and our objective is to offer safe, natural and high performance alternatives to currently available products,” added Anderson. “HOC has the capabilities, retail history and credibility to support our market strategy.”
“HOC is excited to partner with Green Biologics,” said Luke Nath, Vice President of HOC Industries. “Its technology and our capabilities are well suited to meeting the growing demands of our retail client bases, which are moving toward new products that combine performance with sustainability.”