Vertec Company Bio

High Performing Biosolvents for the Industrial and Agricultural Market

Vertec BioSolvents Inc. provides environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional petroleum-based solvents. At Vertec, we place an emphasis on technology and sustainability, creating bio-based solvents designed to outperform their petrochemical counterparts.

How Our Products Are Being Used

Common applications for our biosolvents include:

  • Agriculture
  • Inks
  • Paint and coatings
  • Petroleum
  • Industrial Manufacturing

Our biosolvents are continuously being tested for new applications. We provide an alternative wherever petroleum-based solvents are used.

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Biosolvent Ingredients

Vertec provides your business with effective, green alternatives to petroleum-based solvents. "Environmentally friendly" and "high performing" are no longer mutually exclusive. Our products are primarily derived from corn, soybeans, citrus fruits and other renewable feedstocks and complimentary additives. They are environmentally friendly, high performing, and based primarily on four ingredients:

  • Ethyl lactate
  • Fatty acid methyl esters (soy methyl esters)
  • d-limonene
  • Ethanol

Explore our product pages or contact us today to find out which of our products is right for you.


Located in Chicago's technology corridor in the western suburbs, Vertec BioSolvents formed as a CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement) out of Argonne National Laboratories in the late 1990's. Since forming, Vertec BioSolvents has researched and developed proprietary and patented blends of bio-based solvents to perform equal or better to petroleum solvents. We also help customers incorporate bio-based solvents into existing customer formulations to reduce the impact on the environment.