Durability + Design
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site



Paint BidTracker

D+D News

Main News Page

AkzoNobel Says Acquired Plant-Based Technology Offers Potential Across Product Lines

Thursday, July 7, 2011

More items for Coatings Technology

Comment | More

AkzoNobel announced an agreement to acquire the patented Zeta Fraction™ plant-based chemistry technology from Integrated Botanical Technologies, a move  AkzoNobel  says will boost its sustainable-technology portfolio.

The technology will be integrated into its Personal Care business, but is viewed as offering potential for application development across various product platforms, including coatings, AkzoNobel said.

“We plan to explore all industries covered by AkzoNobel, and we are quite excited to explore the area of paints and coatings,” Dieuwertje ten Feld, the company’s sustainability communications officer, said in reply to an inquiry from Durability + Design about the acquisition.

“We do believe Zeta Fraction ingredients may provide a technology solution in multiple industries. However, we will have to do more research in that area,” Ten Feld said, adding, “Other key target industries would be home and fabric cleaning, agriculture, and many others.”

AkzoNobel, based in The Netherlands, is the world’s largest paint and coatings producer and is a major manufacturer of specialty chemicals.

AkzoNobel said the plant-based chemistry developed by New York-based Integrated Botanical Technologies makes it possible to harvest and separate constituent parts of a living cell from any plant or marine source without the use of solvents. Integrated Botanical Technologies has worked with AkzoNobel’s Personal Care business (part of AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry) for the last five years, and several new products have been developed that are currently being used in various personal-care formulations, AkzoNobel said.

Michael Koganov, one of Integrated Botanical Technologies’ founders, will join AkzoNobel to lead the Zeta Fraction technology platform for the various AkzoNobel businesses.

“Our technology is based on fundamental scientific principles that allows for the isolation of intracellular components in a manner that is reproducible, sustainable and can be used for multiple industries and applications,” Koganov said.

Rob Frohn, the AkzoNobel executive committee member responsible for specialty chemicals, said increasing customer demand for sustainable solutions is evident in the fast-growing personal care market. “Once we tap into this technology’s full potential, when combined with our global reach, we will be in an even stronger position to meet this demand,” he said.

Bob Margevich, managing director of AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry, said the Zeta Fraction technology “is different than anything else on the market. We expect it to continue to revolutionize how plant-based chemistry is used and help to further strengthen ourleadership position in high-performance beauty technologies.”


Tagged categories: AkzoNobel; Bioproducts; Green building; Sustainability

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

EMME Controls
EMME (Energy Management Made Easy)
• Achieve a zone in every room for 1/2 the cost
• Save up to 40% in energy consumption
• Works in any size building
• Can be installed in as little as a few days without remodeling
• Comfort results guaranteed in writing

Shield Industries, Inc
FireGuard® E-84 Intumescent Coating - Shield Industries, Inc
Trust the certified protection of the industry’s most innovative intumescent coating FireGuard® E-84 to provide you with the 1 and 2 hour fire ratings you need.

Keim Mineral Coatings
Mineral Silicate Paints + Stains Fuse to Concrete
• Forms permanent chemical bonds
• Becomes part of the concrete
• Will never peel
• Looks completely natural

Dow Coating Materials
Need smooth, durable and appealing coatings?
Dow Corning® 52 Additive improves abrasion resistance & slip in:
• Waterborne paints, inks &
• Wood coatings
• OPVs
• Exterior & interior paints
Samples available.

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Portable Air Filtration Systems
Air Scrubbers/Negative Air machines for restoration, abatement, dust & odor control, hazardous contaminant removal from job sites to clean rooms and hospitals. Portable, affordable!

PPG Paints
This high-hiding, low-VOC, low-odor paint enables a space to be painted while occupied and delivers the durable product performance professionals require.

Atlas Material Testing Technology
Helping You Put Your Products To The Test
  • Outdoor Accelerated Weathering
  • Laboratory Testing Services
  • Accelerated Weathering Instruments

  • www.atlas-mts.com

Garland Company
Architectural Wall Coating Damproofs and Beautifies
Tuff-Coat™ multi-functional coating bridges hairline cracks, hides stains and discoloration, and reduces wall temperature, increasing the wall's life cycle.

Digital Facilities Corporation
Manage Commercial Roofing Inventories with
FM-Pro™ is designed with a comprehensive roof asset module to inventory and manage Commercial Roofing Systems, including system details, and is suited for building owners, roofing service providers, consultants, and product suppliers.


Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@durabilityanddesign.com

The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker


© Copyright 2012-2018, Technology Publishing Co., All rights reserved