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Arkema Innovates Bio-based Resins for the Coatings Market

Published on 2016-06-24. Author : SpecialChem

In keeping with its commitment to green chemistry, Arkema has partnered with major industrial coatings companies to bring to market innovative bio-based Synolac® resins that meet the challenges of this dynamic and demanding sector.

Fig. 1: Arkema

The construction market, directly involving end-consumers, welcomes innovations in green growth, durability and performance. For a number of years Arkema has been developing unique expertise in bio-based resins for the coatings markets, and now offers a technology platform (patent pending) that draws extensively on new products.

Arkema’s Resins Feature up to 100 Percent Bio-based Carbon Content

As part of SORAGO, a French consortium dedicated to pre-coated metal technology and applications, Arkema offers resins that can feature up to 100 percent bio-based carbon content. Used in formulations, these new resins produce a coating with a bio-based carbon content of up to 70 percent, as well as equivalent, if not superior, performance compared to traditional coatings.

This innovative technology also benefits from the Arkema Group’s back-integration in castor oil, a raw material of renewable origin.

This latest development underscores Arkema’s commitment to the industrial coatings industry, in particular to the pre-coated metal segment supplied from Arkema Coating Resins’ manufacturing plants located in India, Malaysia, Spain and the USA.

About Arkema

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Its balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Its globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets it serves. Reporting annual sales of €7.7 billion in 2015, it employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide and operates in close to 50 countries.

Source: Arkema

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