Paints & coatings
Painters request safer, biobased solutions as exposure to toxic compounds in paint is harmful to users’ health
Consumer perception of the eco and toxicity profiles of paints and coatings has traditionally been negative. This has brought health and sustainability to the forefront of both professional painters as well as consumer’s minds, resulting in a strong demand for more sustainable solutions with a lower carbon footprint.
However, the supply of traditional feedstocks for paints and coatings continues to fall short and petrochemical and oleochemical feedstocks continue to be unstable, both in price and availability. Alternative solutions such as bio-based building blocks are therefore needed, to provide a secure supply for the production of paints & coatings.
ButyCraft, CaproCraft & CapryCraft
Short- and medium-chain fatty acids (SCFA and MCFA) and their alcohol derivatives are used as building blocks for various types of coatings or as active ingredients where they can act as antimicrobials in this application.
Fractionated fatty acids and alcohols can function as building blocks for production of polycondensates, acrylates and other types of coating technologies. The X-Craft range includes ButyCraft (C4), CaproCraft (C6) and CapryCraft (C8), all with a purity of more than 98%.
How ChainCraft helps decrease toxicity and increase biobased content
SCFA and MCFAs and their alcohol derivatives such as n-hexanol and n-butanol can be used as building blocks. They can be used to produce polycondensates and acrylates. Or for example, as functionally active ingredients such as non-toxic antimicrobe.
As the fatty acid and alcohol portfolio by ChainCraft is produced from organic waste streams, incorporation in your formulation increases the biobased content and improves the environmental impact, stability, and price of supply.
For paints & coatings companies, this extensive portfolio developed by ChainCraft’s proprietary chain elongation technology provides their leading innovators many opportunities for the development of new, unique, and sustainable solutions.