The Universal Selection Source: Coatings Ingredients

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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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Apr 26, 2017 | Industry News

Researchers Find Method to Convert Algal Residue to Industrial Chemicals

Researchers found that algal residue, the leftover material after extracting oil from algae can be used to produce industrial chemicals. Algal starch can be converted into alkyl lactate and alkyl...

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Apr 21, 2017 | Industry News

AkzoNobel Marks 1,000th Application of its Sustainable Ani-fouling Coating

AkzoNobel’s ongoing efforts to make shipping more sustainable reached another landmark recently with the 1,000th application of Intersleek 1100SR, the biocide-free fouling control coating. The...

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Apr 19, 2017 | Industry News

Dow Provides Sustainable Alternative to BPA-containing Can Coatings

A next generation, sustainable award-winning technology from Dow Coating Materials can drive a revolution in can coatings. Dow has facilitated an option for flexible and rigid plastic food packaging...

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Apr 17, 2017 | Product News

BASF Unveils Low VOC Paper Coating Binder for Excellent Printability

BASF has launched the low VOC 3-in-1 Basonal® (FCB) paper coating binder for of food packaging applications. It provides excellent printability in terms of ink absorption and brightness and is fully...

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Apr 13, 2017 | Product News

Vencorex at ECS 2017: Unveiled Polyisocyanate Crosslinker for Waterborne PU Formulations

At ECS 2017 Vencorex had launched its new polyisocyanate crosslinker for two-component waterborne polyurethane formulations. This new grade is specifically designed to meet the most stringent...

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Apr 24, 2017 | Industry News

AkzoNobel Reveals Finalist for Imagine Chemistry Challenge

AkzoNobel has announced the 20 finalists for its Imagine Chemistry initiative. It received many ideas for novel chemistries ranging from new sources of bio-based products to potential breakthrough...

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Apr 21, 2017 | Industry News

Axalta Delivers Lecture on Sustainable Coatings at Universitas Indonesia

Axalta has recently presented a campus talk at Universitas Indonesia. The event was designed to build awareness about sustainability goals in the coatings industry. Special emphasis was given on the...

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Apr 18, 2017 | Industry News

Axalta’s New Training Centre to Focus on WB Automotive Coatings Development

Axalta has launched the first of its kind Automotive Refinish Training Centre. Axalta’s investment in product development has resulted in innovative waterborne refinish coating systems that enable...

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Apr 17, 2017 | Industry News

PPG to Exhibit Eco-friendly Inks and Performance Glass Coatings at DECO ’17

PPG has announced that it will exhibit its full portfolio of specialty eco-friendly inks and performance coatings for glass and ceramic substrates at DECO ’17. DECO ’17 offers attendees access to...

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Apr 12, 2017 | Product News

A New Sustainable Paint Made with DSM’s Plant-based Resin

DSM and ICA Group have jointly developed a new, sustainable paint called Iridea Bio used for wood applications. The paint was displayed at ECS. Decovery resins are made from renewable resources and...

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