Aqdot, the Cambridge, UK-based supramolecular chemistry company, has achieved a Platinum Material Health Certificate (MHC) for Aq™Bit, a novel and versatile performance chemistry that has exceptional capability at capturing, holding and releasing materials. The assessment was conducted by MBDC, the original creators of the Cradle to Cradle Design™framework.
Core to Aqdot’s technologies and products, AqBit has the potential to be game-changing in a wide range of industries, including odour and volatile organic compound management, personal care, industrial chemicals, agrochemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Products incorporating AqBit will enable customers to introduce novel and differentiated brands and make a positive impact on the environment.
Tim Wright, CEO of Aqdot, said: “Aqdot is very proud to have achieved the Platinum Material Health Certificate for AqBit. The Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program is a valuable third-party, independent endorsement of Aqdot’s sustainability credentials and a significant milestone in the development of our technology and products. We are proud to reaffirm our commitment to safe and sustainable products, and we will continue to build on this in the future.”
The MHC, issued by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, uses the material health assessment methodology of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard to demonstrate that companies know the chemical ingredients of every material in a product, ensuring that no substances in the formula are a risk to humans or the environment during manufacturing, use or end-of-use, and that the company has committed to optimizing toward safer materials. The Platinum level of certification represents the highest level of the Material Health Certificate.
“Oftentimes we’re faced with what we call ‘regrettable substitutions’ in the chemical industry and beyond, because we don’t always know the effects alternative chemistries will have on humans or the environment,” said Jay Bolus, President of MBDC. “By assessing Aqdot’s formula and process for AqBit with such depth, we’re able to rest assured that there won’t be any harmful byproducts at any time of use. This ingredient will truly change the chemical industry with their abilities to maintain the desired function that manufacturers want for their products, while also giving consumers the guarantee that they won’t be exposed to harmful ingredients.”
Aqdot is a Cambridge (UK)-based supramolecular chemistry company with a focus and expertise in developing, licensing and selling novel proprietary products. At the core of Aqdot is Aq™Bit, a novel and versatile performance chemistry that has exceptional capability at capturing, holding and releasing materials. In unique and proprietary formulations, this chemistry is game-changing in a wide range of industries, including household and personal care products, fragrances, industrial chemicals, agrochemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Identifying unmet needs in these sectors, Aqdot develops products that enable our customers to introduce novel and differentiated brands and make a positive impact on the environment.
MBDC is a firm founded in 1995 by world-renowned architect William McDonough and chemist Dr Michael Braungart. MBDC originated the Cradle to Cradle Design™ framework and the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products program. MBDC leads companies to create a world of good by assessing product designs and integrating the framework into corporate strategy, communications, operations, and supply chains. Using the process of inventory, assessment, and optimisation, MBDC provides unique technical expertise to develop sustainable circular economy solutions around material health, material reutilisation, renewable energy use, water stewardship, and social fairness. MBDC partners with clients to provide scientific assessments and spur design innovation to create a world of good.
Cradle to Cradle Design™ is a registered trademark of MBDC.
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.