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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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Jul 21, 2017 | Industry News

Unique Process to Transform Microalgae into Bio-based Chemicals: Gen3Bio

Gen3Bio Inc. has announced that it is developing a unique process that could more transform microalgae into bio-based chemicals. The scientists are scaling up and commercializing an effective...

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Jul 12, 2017 | Industry News

Arkema to Increase Photocure Resins Production Capacity

Arkema has announced a project to expand its VOC compliant, eco-friendly photocure resins production capacity at its Nansha facility in China. The resins are used in inks and comply with global...

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Jul 10, 2017 | Industry News

Netherlands Aims to Scale-up Polymerization of Bio-based Monomers

Two new initiatives in the Netherlands are aimed at realizing an open access pilot plant for polymerization of biobased monomers. Polymerization of biobased monomers is an important step in making...

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Jul 6, 2017 | Product News

Axalta Adds Two New Colors to its Powder Coating Architectural Grade

Axalta Coating Systems has expanded its eco-friendly powder coating architectural-grade, Alesta® AR400 color palette with two new colors. It offers powder coaters more premium color options that...

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Jul 5, 2017 | Industry News

Major Advancement in Algal Oil Research - ExxonMobil & Synthetic Genomics

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics have announced a breakthrough in joint research into bio-oils produced from algae. The oils hold promise as a potential feedstock for chemical manufacturing. The...

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Jul 20, 2017 | Industry News

Avantium & AkzoNobel Partner for Pilot Biorefinery in Netherlands

Avantium has announced that it is opening a new pilot biorefinery at Chemie Park Delfzijl, the Netherlands. It aims to convert woodchips and other second generation biomass into raw materials for...

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Jul 12, 2017 | Industry News

Cortec to Present Paper on Bio-based Anti-corrosion Coatings at EuroCorr 2017

Cortec® has announced that it will present a research paper on biobased anti-corrosion coatings at EuroCorr 2017. BioCorr® rust preventive is a waterbased, biobased solution, intended for...

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Jul 10, 2017 | Industry News

QUIMOVIL & AIMPLAS Start Project for WB Flexographic Inks Development

QUIMOVIL and AIMPLAS have started a project to allow the development of new water-based laminable flexographic inks. The new product will allow a reduction of VOC emissions by 90-95 % to a...

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Jul 6, 2017 | Industry News

Green Biologics Obtains REACH Certification, Targets European Market

Green Biologics has announced that it has received REACH certification. It is now able to supply Europe with larger bulk quantities of its bio-based n-butanol. The achievement underlines Green...

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Jul 5, 2017 | Product News

New Nickel-PTFE-NanoDiamond Coatings Offer Improved Abrasion Resistance

Carbodeon has developed an electroless nickel, PTFE and nanodiamond composite coating. It is eco-friendly and contains no hexavalent chromium. Applications include automotive components and plastics...

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