Big news: Rivertop has announced an exciting new partnership with Radical Polymers to distribute our glucaric-acid based Waterline® CI corrosion inhibitor to the independent water treatment market for the first time.

This a significant market expansion for Rivertop and glucaric acid, a chemical derived from plant sugars that has been traditionally too expensive for commercial applications like this. Rivertop’s technology has dramatically eased the production costs, and an entirely new class of chemicals from sugar biomass is now becoming available.

As part of the partnership, we will work with Radical Polymers to formulate Waterline CI with their INITIA scale control technologies and distribute the product as a new, sustainable option for independent water treaters. As our own Jason Kiely put it, this collaboration will enable customers “to adopt phosphorous-free treatment programs and to harness performance synergies between Waterline CI and INITIA technologies.”

Waterline CI is a phosphorous-free corrosion inhibitor that protects mild steel and galvanized surfaces in cooling water systems and provides unparalleled protection across a wide array of cooling water conditions and treatment formulations.

It is also the first corrosion inhibitor whose active raw ingredient, sodium glucarate, has been reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safer Choice program and qualifies for use in Safer Choice-labeled products.

Radical Polymers, meanwhile, is a water treatment industry veteran, with more than 35 years of specific expertise in the design and application of water treatment additives.

The partnership promises to bring great (and sustainable) things. Stay tuned!

Check out the press release for more information.