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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 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 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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Nov 20, 2017 | Industry News

Michelman Invests to Double Water-based Coatings Production Capacities

Michelman has marked two decades of providing water-based coatings and surface modifying additives to the Asia Pacific markets. It has recently invested in a 20-ton reactor, which will double its...

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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 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 21, 2017 | Industry News

DSM Purchases Amyris Brasil to Focus on Farnesene Business

Royal DSM and Amyris have enhanced their strategic alliance through the sale of Amyris Brasil Ltda to DSM. The sale of the facility, which was designed to produce farnesene (a bio-based key...

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Nov 20, 2017 | Industry News

Oxygenated Solvents Market to Reach USD 32.27 Billion by 2022

The market size for oxygenated solvents is estimated to grow from USD 22.28 Billion in 2017 to USD 32.27 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.8%. The bio & green solvents segment is projected to grow at...

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