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.
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.
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.