Searching for green solutions: Recent advances in solvents for polymers

Increasingly strict legislation and growing momentum towards a bio-economy is driving the paints and coatings industry to develop new chemistries and formulations. However, when replacing hazardous, petro-derived conventional solvents, such as NMP and toluene, there are very few alternatives that are both green and safe. This presentation will cover recent development and commercialisation of solvents suitable for polymer-based formulations, including examples where unique properties of bio-based solvents have provided unexpected benefits.
Duration: 27:22
Speaker: Dr. Anna Zhenova
Company: Green Rose Chemistry
Conference: EC TechForum Bio-based Coatings