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Ecological concerns have increased the need and interest to develop alternative sources for chemical feedstock. Many coatings companies have actively been developing solutions away from the typical petrochemical feedstock and bio-based- technologies are becoming more and more available for the coating industry. Resins and additives can be based on renewable resources and formulated into paints complying with existing and future regulations.

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Mar 24, 2017 | Article

Efficient Selection of Bio-Based Surfactants for Emulsion Polymerization

By Sander van Loon

The emulsion stability is a major concern while performing emulsion polymerizations and hence, the selection of right surfactant (or a blend of surfactants) allowing green chemical specialties in...

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Jul 22, 2014 | Article

AkzoNobel Highly Investing to Support its Asian Coatings Market Growth Ambition

We recently interviewed Sumitro Wijaya,Business Manager for Performances Additives in AkzoNobel, for Asia. The opening of the new Bermocoll® Cellulose derivatives plant in China is part of a huge...

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Apr 23, 2014 | Article

Aqueous Coatings & Paints with One or More Antimicrobial Biosurfactants

Disclosed is an aqueous coating composition including at least one latex polymer derived from at least one monomer copolymerized or blended with a rhamnolipid and/ or sophorolipid biosurfactant...

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Feb 25, 2014 | Article

Cardanol & Dimer Fatty Acids-based Renewable UV-curable Copolymers

A cardanol-based UV-curable vinyl ester (VE) monomer was prepared via simple esterification, and its successful synthesis was demonstrated by FTIR and 1H-NMR. In order to improve its rigidity, it...

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Dec 17, 2013 | Article

Green Coatings Review- Part 2

By Jean-Pierre Molitor

When beginning to write my reviews I always challenge myself whether I should consider to merit certain products or technologies as "green" or just as plain technological improvements. To make my...

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Apr 22, 2016 | Article

Coatings Trends: Interview with Croda (Eurocoat 2016)

By SpecialChem

Eurocoat 2016 - We interviewed Hans Ridderikhoff, Croda Global Research & Technology Manager, Coatings & Polymers. Watch & discover what he said about trends in the industry, new developments...

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Jul 16, 2014 | Article

Read Exclusive Interview of EMEA Market Director Coatings at SOLVAY Novecare

We recently interviewed Maciej Zembowicz, Regional Market Director Coatings EMEA at Solvay Novecare Coatings, to find out about Solvay's strategy in Europe, latest developments and ambitions for the...

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Apr 22, 2014 | Article

Hydrophobic & Oil-resistant UV-curable PUDs Based on Acrylated Soy-polyol

UV-curable polyurethane dispersions (UV-PUDs) are fast expanding commercial applications since they combine benefits of both water-borne as well as UV-curing technologies while addressing many...

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Feb 1, 2014 | Article

Newer Waterborne Resins for Industrial Coatings are Most Relevant in Resin Technology

The voting results for December 2013 demonstrate a significant increase in our members' interest in developing resin technology that meets the new challenges for the coating industry. In December...

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Sep 23, 2013 | Article

Solvay NAFTA Developments and Values

We recently interviewed Ayaz Khan, Technical Service Marketing Manager, Novecare Coatings during Sink or Swim 2013 to find out about Solvay's values, latest developments, innovation and ambitions...

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