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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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Dec 13, 2017 | Industry News

BASF Inaugurates World-scale Automotive Coatings Plant in China

BASF has inaugurated a new automotive coatings plant. The state-of-the-art facility will be a production hub for solventborne and waterborne coatings, closely connected to the company’s existing...

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Dec 8, 2017 | Industry News

Innovative Eco-friendly Coating Prevents Biofouling in Ships

Kiel University and the Phi-Stone AG, one of its spin-offs located in Kiel, have closely cooperated to develop an environmentally-friendly coating. This coating makes it harder for marine organisms...

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Dec 6, 2017 | Industry News

Researchers Use Surfactants to Produce Eco-friendly WB Semiconductor Inks

A team of researchers at DGIST has developed a technology to produce environmentally friendly water-borne semiconductor inks using surfactant. The newly developed WB semiconductor ink has small...

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Dec 4, 2017 | Industry News

Flint Group Acquires Water-based Inks Manufacturer

Flint Group has announced the acquisition of Eston Chimica SRL located in Padova, Italy. Eston Chimica manufactures and sells water-based inks for flexo and gravure applications to printers...

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Nov 27, 2017 | Industry News

COSMOS Project Focuses on New Oil Sources for Polymer Building-blocks Production

The COSMOS Horizon 2020 EU research project aims at reducing the dependence of Europe’s oleochemical industry on imported tropical vegetable oils. It focuses on medium chain fatty acids and polymer...

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Dec 12, 2017 | Industry News

Innovative Biobased Safe Alternatives to Polar Aprotic Solvents

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research has revealed a number of promising biobased alternatives to the controversial polar aprotic solvents NMP, DMAc and DMF. RESOLVE focuses on the development of...

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Dec 7, 2017 | Industry News

Bio-on & AkzoNobel to Continue R&D on Anti-fouling Coatings

Bio-on and AkzoNobel have agreed to continue its relationship beyond SEAFRONT Project. The aim is to continue to investigate use of Bio-on's bio-based polymers as components in fouling control...

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Dec 5, 2017 | Product News

PPG Launches WB Rust-inhibitive Industrial Primer

PPG has introduced PPG AQUACRON® 834 industrial shop primer, a new water-based primer that is an ideal product platform for Industrial machinery. It meets stringent environmental regulations while...

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Dec 1, 2017 | Industry News

Henkel Optimizes WB Polymeric Coatings to Reduce Treatment Steps

Henkel optimizes water-based polymeric coatings portfolio to reduce the number of treatment steps and is emerging as an alternative for production of high-performance automotive bolts. In automotive...

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Nov 23, 2017 | Product News

BASF Unveils Water-based Polymer Dispersion for Interior Paints

BASF’s new premium water-based polymer dispersion product, Acronal® ECO 7653, features extremely low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Interior paints made with this product can help...

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