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Purac at ECS: to Unveil Biobased Building Blocks for Industrial & Architectural Coatings

Published on 2013-02-20. Author : SpecialChem

GORINCHEM -- Purac will be introducing new applications of its biobased building blocks at the European Coatings Show at the booth 346 in hall 1 from March 19 to 21 in Nuremberg. Different types of polyester resins were synthesized and tested in various coating architectural and industrial coating formulations. The results show that the incorporation of PURALACT in alkyd (short, medium and long oil) and polyester resins reduces the resin viscosity and improves carbon footprint. It also improves other properties such as stiffness, balance of hardness and flexibility, drying time, gloss and gloss retention. Purac's PURALACT is a commercially available (co-)monomer that improves coating performance and increases the sustainability of entire value chain.

Purac will contribute to the European Coatings CONGRESS, offered in conjunction with the ECS, with two presentations: "Improved polyester coatings with sugar derived biobased building blocks" and "Sustainable building blocks for performance adhesives". The lectures will demonstrate the use of PURALACT Lactide as a resin building block and show the improved performance and CO2 footprint in coating and adhesives applications.

About Purac

Purac is one of the leading companies in lactic acid based chemistry and the worldwide market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and lactides. Purac is innovation driven and develops new products, technology and services in close cooperation with customers and knowledge centers. Purac has 80 years of experience in the development, manufacturing and marketing of its products in a broad range of industries. Purac operates production plants in the USA, the Netherlands, Spain, Brazil and Thailand and markets its products through a worldwide network of sales offices and distributors. Purac is headquartered in The Netherlands and is a part of CSM.

Source: Purac

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