HCPA Names Amphi® Biosurfactants Winner of Ingredient Innovation Award

HCPA Names Amphi® Biosurfactants Winner of Ingredient Innovation Award
December 16, 2022 Megan Hopkins

HCPA Names Amphi® Biosurfactants Winner of Ingredient Innovation Award

  • Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) recognized Locus Performance Ingredients for advancing sustainable cleaning product formulations through its expanded line of natural, USDA certified 100% biobased biosurfactants 
  • Newly launched lactonic Amphi® CL and linear Amphi® CH enable high-performance, multifunctional and customized options for a wide range of industrial and institutional (I&I) product formulations
  • The glycolipid biosurfactants are readily biodegradable, non-GMO, palm oil free and produced with a near-zero carbon footprint 

SOLON, Ohio (December 16, 2022) Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) has announced the winners of the 2022 Innovation Awards, naming the recently expanded Amphi® line of biosurfactants as top ingredients. The new high-performance and 100% biobased Amphi® CH and Amphi® CL glycolipids—developed by Locus Performance Ingredients (Locus PI)—were honored as a top innovation to help transition the industry to a more environmentally and socially sustainable economy. 

“Locus takes great care to design high-performance ingredients that are safer and greener for institutional and industrial cleaning. This new line of surfactants contains 100-percent biobased content, has lower usage rates, and a near-zero carbon footprint, enabling more sustainable formulations,” said Steve Caldeira, President & CEO of HCPA. “We congratulate the Locus team for their 2022 Innovation Award in the Ingredients category.” 

Locus PI’s Amphi® CL and Amphi® CH supply the industry with non-GMO and palm oil free ingredients. They are REACH-registered and USDA certified as containing 100% biobased and renewable raw materials. The winning biosurfactants, which are part of the glycolipid class, enable the creation of sustainable commercial cleaning products that supply high performance and a clean, green profile.    

“Increasingly, consumers are calling for more sustainable products, and companies like Locus have invested significant time and resources providing them,” Caldeira said.

The HCPA awards highlight companies that blend innovation with sustainability in five product categories:

  1. Carbon Footprint
  2. Circular Economy
  3. End-User Communication
  4. Ingredients
  5. Technology

A panel of industry experts ranked the nominees in each innovation category, with winners recognized at a Dec. 4 ceremony during XPAND2022, the HCPA annual meeting. 

“Locus Performance Ingredients’ mission is to provide safe, high-performance options to the global industrial surfactants industry, enabling the development of products that are safer for the consumer and safer for the environment,” said Greg Smith, VP Americas for Locus Performance Ingredients. “With the recent launch of Amphi® CL and Amphi® CH, we now have a full line of Amphi® biosurfactants that offers formulators customizable solutions to meet efficacy and sustainability targets for their products. We are honored to be recognized by the Household and Commercial Products Association as a leading ingredient innovator two years running.” 

In 2021, Locus PI’s original Amphi® M sophorolipid won for Ingredient Innovation. The company’s novel biosurfactant production process with a near-zero carbon footprint won for top Technology Innovation.   

For more information on Locus Performance Ingredients, and its Amphi® line of biosurfactants for industrial markets, visit LocusPI.com.   


About Locus Performance Ingredients 

Locus Performance Ingredients® (Locus PI) is an award-winning green tech company dedicated to developing environmentally friendly biosurfactant solutions that replace legacy surfactants and eliminate regulatory challenges in CPG and industrial product formulations. Using advanced, modular fermentation technology with a near-zero carbon footprint, the team creates performance-driven, sustainable ingredients that are USDA certified as 100% biobased and non-GMO, with no palm oil, Proposition 65, EO, formaldehyde or other trace chemicals. Each multifunctional ingredient can be used in a multitude of personal care, household and industrial applications, with low usage rates, superb multifunctionality and superior performance. Locus PI gets its core scientific capabilities from its parent company, Locus Fermentation Solutions (Locus FS), an Ohio-based, globally recognized biosurfactant manufacturer. For more information, visit LocusPI.com.  

About HCPA 

The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) is the premier trade association representing companies that manufacture and sell $180 billion annually of trusted and familiar products used for cleaning, protecting, maintaining, and disinfecting homes and commercial environments. HCPA member companies employ 200,000 people in the U.S. whose work helps consumers and workers to create cleaner, healthier and more productive lives.