Rivertop Renewables Partners with Radical Polymers to Serve Independent Segment of the Water Treatment Market

Companies will work jointly to distribute and support Waterline® CI as well as formulate this specialty chemical with INITIA® scale control technologies for new, sustainable offerings to independent water treaters 

MISSOULA, Mont. (April 3, 2017) Rivertop Renewables today announced a partnership with Radical Polymers to provide Rivertop’s Waterline CI to the water treatment market segment populated by independent providers. The companies will collaborate closely to provide customers with marketing and technical support and with new formulations that harness the complementary benefits of Waterline CI and INITIA mineral scale-control products. Beyond leveraging each partner’s unique technology and technical capabilities, customers will benefit from the partners’ deep industry experience, relationships and leading customer service. 

Rivertop Renewables is the sole producer of Waterline CI, 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. This all-organic inhibitor is ideal for use in industrial and institutional cooling systems with moderate to high oxidizing biocide demand across a wide range of pH and water hardness conditions. Waterline CI is the first corrosion inhibitor whose active raw ingredient, sodium glucarate, has been reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safer Choice program and qualifies for use in Safer Choice-labeled products.

“We have chosen to partner with Radical Polymers because they are a trusted supplier of specialty water treatment chemistries, a position that can accelerate customer access to Rivertop’s innovative corrosion inhibitor,” said Jason Kiely, Sales Director at Rivertop. “Furthermore, our collaboration will enable customers to adopt phosphorous-free treatment programs and to harness performance synergies between Waterline CI and INIITIA technologies.”

Radical Polymers is a company dedicated to the development of differentiated products with an unmatched commitment to customer service and technical support for the water treatment industry. Its team is backed by more than 35 years of specific expertise in the design and application of water treatment additives. Radical Polymers’ INITIA polymeric scale control additives are thoughtfully engineered to provide customers with best-in-class tools to meet needs in today’s most challenging applications.

“Rivertop’s Waterline CI is of great interest to our customers, who increasingly need sustainable solutions, but who can’t sacrifice performance or value,” said Mike Standish, Partner at Radical Polymers. “Rivertop’s products are an excellent complement to our line of INITIA products and will enable us to meet our customers’ needs.”

About Rivertop Renewables

Based in Missoula, Montana, Rivertop Renewables is a producer of novel performance chemicals derived from all natural resources. Merging proven science with renewable feedstocks, Rivertop Renewables is creating an abundant and economical supply of sustainable, biodegradable and non-toxic chemicals and bioproducts derived from sugars. More information is available at http://www.rivertop.com/.