Created in 1994, the SALVECO laboratory develops formulations of natural origin using exclusively renewable and biodegradable substances from plants. The aim? To offer products that are not toxic for humans or the environment.
Stephan Auberger remembers what motivated his scientific commitment: “Coming from the Vosges region and being passionate about nature, I had noticed a worrying disappearance of the sound of frogs croaking… I was convinced that this decline was due to the pollution of our environment, to the discharge of chemical products linked to human activities.”
This was all it took for the young student to embark on a doctorate in organic chemistry, with one objective: “to develop formulations exclusively from plant chemistry, based on the principle that a 100% biodegradable product is a healthy product, without danger for humans or the environment. This is how, with my father, we created Salveco in 1994.”
Since then, the pioneering company in plant-based chemistry has come a long way. “We have registered numerous patents, developed complete ranges of disinfection, hygiene and cleaning products, and were the first to develop eco-labelled and then eco-certified detergents. We offer disinfectants that are as effective as bleach, with tests to back them up, but less dangerous. Our products do not carry any toxicity pictograms. You can drink a litre of our disinfectants without getting sick. However, I cannot guarantee an unforgettable taste experience… ”
Proven to be safe
The SALVECO laboratory dedicates a third of its staff to the research and development of innovative solutions (engineers, doctors in chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, environmental toxicology, etc.) and systematically has the safety of its products proven through batteries of tests carried out by independent laboratories that are experts in health and the environment (OECD-type toxicity tests, dermatological tests, biodegradability tests, etc.)
Salveco recently launched its new range of disinfection, hygiene and cleaning products for the home: “Our OSANIS range brings the best of Salveco technology to the general public. We want to offer an effective, healthy and affordable alternative to the polluting and toxic products that most consumers still use. ”
Finally, the company joined forces on 26 January 2021 with the Socomore group to create the European leader in 100% healthy chemical disinfection and hygiene products.