DR JOSHUA TAYLOR
Technical Sales Manager
Water-Borne Dispersion Developments for Architectural Coatings Solutions for Interior Premium and Sustainable Paints
Joshua Taylor, Rachel Sun, Akiko Tanabe, Juan Zhou, Nikolaus Raupp
Over time, consumers expect increasing Paint Performance delivered by coatings that have a neutral or positive environmental impact. Reduced VOCs, odour and emissions are key consumer ranked deliverables from an immediate environmental standpoint. Additionally, this topic also extends to buying choices of paints made from raw materials with increased renewable content and high CO2 offset potential. This offers welcome technical challenges to raw material providers and coatings formulators to continue creating chemistry. It also asks of the Industry development of consistent and clear marketing messages, in harmony with what is a developing regulatory framework responding to the consumer’s expectations.
BASF’s Bio-Mass Balance process begins with the substitution of some fossil fuel-based naphtha for renewable feedstock sourced from waste green material that is neither food based or from high biodiversity areas. It is an independently certified sustainability solution active in Europe, NAFTA and Asia Pacific that delivers customers verified CO2 offset savings with no formulation or processing changes required.
Polymer Dispersions made from bio-based chemical building blocks can deliver the C14 content required in the China market. Some background of these approaches will be discussed, and recent developments in the design, synthesis and applications testing for Polymer Dispersions for Premium and Sustainable Interior Paints will be shown.
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