Construction paints giant announces plan to use Royal DSM's plant-based resin to make new family of sustainable paints
Baril Coatings, a Dutch producer of industrial coatings and construction paints, has announced new plans to launch a family of plant-based sustainable paints
The company announced this week it would using chemicals giant Royal DSM's plant-based Decovery resin to produce the new paints, which will contain up to 50 per cent plant-based content, including seeds, tree bark, corn and castor beans .
The end products will boast a carbon footprint up to 50 per cent lower than alternatives made using traditional ingredients, according to Royal DSM.
Baril Coatings said it will use Decovery to produce new plant-based products under the Copperant Altra umbrella, starting with a new wall paint and spray paint to be used on construction projects.
"We are pleased and proud to be launching this new range of plant-based paints made with Decovery," said Geert Duijghuisen, managing director of Baril Coatings. "Our entire company is deeply passionate about sustainability and we are prepared to make a stand on it - which is exactly why DSM is a natural innovation partner for us."
Tineke Woort, project director for Decovey at Royal DSM, added that the new products come in response to a growing consumer-led "momentum shift" across the coatings value chain in favour of more environmentally friendly products.
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