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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 12, 2017 | Industry News

Rennovia Commissions Bio-based 1,6-Hexanediol Pilot Plant

Rennovia has announced that it has now successfully commissioned, and is operating, all core pilot plant operations for its sugars to 1,6-HDO process. 1,6-HDO is a specialty chemical widely used...

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Apr 11, 2017 | Industry News

Flint Group Invests in Water-based Coatings Production Capacity

Flint Group has completed a major investment in additional capacity, in its water-based coatings site in Germany. The increase in output enables them to expand its range of specialty coatings with...

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Apr 10, 2017 | Industry News

Axalta Earns Ford Certification for Sustainable Manufacturing Practices in Brazil

Axalta has received First place Ford certification for best performance in the Environmental Management System category. Reginaldo Saloio, Light Vehicle OEM & APC Business Manager said “We are very...

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Apr 10, 2017 | Product News

Sun Chemical at ECS 2017: Launched Eco-friendly Acrylic Polyol Resin

During the European Coatings SHOW 2017, Sun Chemical had launched new BURNOCK® AC 2530 eco-friendly acrylic polyol resin for air dry curing systems. The polyol provides the same performance...

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Apr 6, 2017 | Product News

Hexion at ECS 2017: Launches Low-VOC Waterborne Epoxy Resins

Hexion is launching two new waterborne epoxy resins at the European Coatings Show. Their strong corrosion resistance makes them well-suited for applications like transportation and protective...

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Apr 12, 2017 | Industry News

hubergroup Purchases Alden & Ott, a Manufacturer of Water-based Inks and more

hubergroup has acquired substantially all of the assets of Alden & Ott in a private deal. The combined capabilities in conventional, water-based, low-migration and energy-cured inks will create an...

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Apr 11, 2017 | Industry News

Toyo Ink Concludes Licensing Agreement with Doneck for Water-based Lamination Inks

Toyo Ink concluded a licensing agreement that allows Doneck to manufacture and sell Toyo Ink's AQUA LIONA™ and AQUAECOL™ series of water-based lamination inks. This agreement is expected to...

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Apr 10, 2017 | Industry News

Strict Regulatory Reforms Force Shift to Water-based Automotive Coatings, Finds TMR

A noticeable trend in the global automotive refinish coatings market is the shift from solvent-based to water-based coatings. It is due to stringent regulatory reforms of environmental bodies...

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Apr 6, 2017 | Industry News

GFBiochemicals & API Enter Agreement to Form Cellulosic Bio-refinery

GFBiochemicals and American Process Inc. (API) have entered into a joint development agreement to create the integrated cellulosic bio-refinery in the world. Both companies will be active in...

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Apr 5, 2017 | Industry News

BASF’s New Clearcoat Made Possible with Biobased Hardener

A project team from Audi, BASF and Covestro has applied a clearcoat containing a biobased hardener to test bodies of the Audi Q2. The car is on display at ECS. BASF developed the clearcoat using...

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