Synthomer looks into the sustainable future of the coatings industry02. March 2017
Sustainable, renewable and bio-based materials have been subject to regular discussion over the last decade, with the profile increasing recently due to ever-tightening health & environmental regulations and also concerns over material scarcity.
Synthomer, as one of the world’s leading speciality polymers manufacturers, carried out research projects to evaluate bio-based monomers for dispersion polymerisation. Findings on using 2-Octyl Acrylate (2-OA), a by-product of the processing of castor oil in alkyd manufacture, as a substitute for n-Butyl Acrylate (BA) were published in the European Coatings Journal, issue 3/2017 (www.european-coatings.com).
To read the published paper, visit: http://synthomer-ecs.com
Or find out more about the topic, visit us at the ECS 2017 Hall 7 (booth 7-344) and speak with the author Simon Austin