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DSM NeoResins+ Introduces DECOVERY™ Next-Generation Resins for Decorative Paints

Published on 2008-04-25. Author : SpecialChem

Waalwijk, NL -- The DECOVERY™ product range from DSM NeoResins+ is a new generation of high performance, environmentally sustainable resins for the decorative paint market. The family offers a broad product portfolio that goes beyond the environmental and technical requirements of solvent emission legislation in Europe and North America. Meeting recent and upcoming worldwide environmental regulations, the DECOVERY™ family offers the high quality needed by professional painters. It has been developed as part of DSM's drive to produce sustainable product lines.

The DECOVERY™ family consists of waterborne and high solid solvent based resins. It offers solutions for coatings in topcoats, primers and stains. Based on DSM NeoResins+ unique position of having all the important resin technologies in house, the DECOVERY™ products have been developed for top performance decorative paints. Examples include high solid solvent based resins, founded on the innovative and patented new Hybrane™ technology, providing similar drying characteristics as traditional solvent based paints.

DECOVERY™ is the result of the continuous focus on product innovation within DSM NeoResins+ and is one of the top 50 innovation projects within DSM as a whole. Ben van Kooten, Business Group Director of DSM Resins comments: "DECOVERY™ represents a further step towards DSM's ambition of generating EUR 1 billion in innovation-based sales by 2010 within the framework of its Vision 2010 strategy."

The DECOVERY™ family will continue to grow with new innovative products that go beyond current technological performance constraints. According to Dimitri de Vreeze, Director of DSM NeoResins+, "DECOVERY™ is of strategic importance to DSM NeoResins+, and will increase our leadership in specialty coating resins. The high performance resins feature innovative waterborne and compliant solvent based products and are more than a match for forthcoming European VOC legislation. The introduction of the DECOVERY™ product line re-confirms DSM's commitment to the sustainability opportunities the coatings industry is facing."

About DSM NeoResins+:

DSM NeoResins+ is a leading, committed, global supplier of innovative specialty resins. It specializes in the development and manufacturing of resins meeting the needs of the coatings and graphic arts industries. DSM NeoResins' existing brand names Haloflex®, Halwedrol®, NeoCryl®, NeoRez®, NeoPac®, NeoRad®, Uracron®, Uradil® and Uralac® are well-known throughout the industries world-wide.

DSM NeoResins+ has 1,250 employees and operates seven manufacturing sites: in Frankfort and Wilmington (US), Shunde (China), Hoek van Holland and Waalwijk (Netherlands), Meppen (Germany) and Parets (Spain). Being focused on customer needs, it has five Application and Research & Technology Centers: in Wilmington (US), Shanghai and Shunde (China), Parets (Spain), Waalwijk and Zwolle (Netherlands), all supported by three Customer Service Centers: in Wilmington (US), Shunde (China) and Waalwijk (Netherlands). It also includes the recent acquired company DSM NeoSol based in Providence, US. DSM NeoResins+ is headquartered in Waalwijk (Netherlands).

DSM - the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company

DSM creates innovative products and services in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences that contribute to quality of life. DSM's products and services are used globally in a wide range of markets and applications, supporting a healthier, more sustainable and more enjoyable way of life. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrics and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM has annual sales of almost EUR 8.8 billion and employs some 23,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

Source: DSM NeoResins

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