European Coatings Journal - 17.02.2021 | BIO-BASED COAT INGS EXPERT VOICES


1 Drop-in raw materials are built up with the same building blocks from biomass instead of fossil-oil. But this exchange is not always more sustainable. It depends on the raw material if environmental impact and energy consumption are lower than for petrochemicals. The 1:1 replacement is a first step towards more bio-based products. The next step in development is using so-called novel bio-based raw materials. They have different structures and properties than petrochemicals. Therefore, new formulations and processes need to be developed. This requires front-end innovation work but also offers the chance to gain competitive advantages. At the moment the ...
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