Technically superior natural source of Epoxy Resin

Monday 12 February 2007

Vernique BioTech Ltd is a UK based company developing industrial and pharmaceutical markets for Vernonia Oil, a unique naturally epoxidised oil contained in the seeds of Vernonia galamensis, a plant native to Ethiopia in East Africa.

The Government of Ethiopia has granted Vernique BioTech the exclusive global rights to develop and commercialise the pharmaceutical and industrial potential of vernonia oil. This agreement complies with the United Nations treaty known as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Vernonia oil is the world’s only naturally available source of Epoxy Resin – a vital chemical in a wide range of industries, now produced entirely from petroleum. Nature sourced vernonia oil is an ideal economic and sustainable replacement for many conventional epoxy resins. It is technically superior (and economically competitive) to artificially epoxidised vegetable oils such as ESO (soybean).

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