l Autopoon 4012, a recently developed readily biodegradable raw material from Zschimmer & Schwarz, allows easy manufacturing of high-performance water-repellents, drying agents and car shampoos with a rinse-off effect. With one product, two applications are accomplished. The active matter is water-free and leaves a gloss effect on lacquered surfaces. All components according to OECD 301 A-F are 70% biodegradable and it complies with detergents legislation EC 648/2004. More info: 49(0)2621/12-262; Fax: 49(0)2621/12568; www.zschimmer-schwarz.de.