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BASF Embraces Mass Balance Process

Monday, March 21, 2016

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German chemical company BASF reports that it is now producing dispersions for interior paints based on “the mass balance” approach.

To manufacture the binders in its Acronal brand, BASF is replacing 100 percent of the fossil resources used at the beginning of the production process with renewable raw materials, the company reported Thursday (March 17).

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The company says the new method helps save fossil resources and reduce greenhouse emissions.

"Since these dispersions are based on the use of sustainably certified renewable raw materials in the production process, they help save fossil resources and reduce greenhouse emissions,” said Robert Heger, vice president, in charge of the dispersions business of BASF for construction and architectural coatings in Europe.

The company reports that it already used biomass as a feedstock, but now the biomass share is then allocated to the dispersions according to their respective recipes, the announcement said. In terms of formulation and quality, the mass-balanced products are identical with their fossil counterparts, the manufacturer adds.

Use in Paints

A German paint producer, DAW, based in Hesse, is already using one of the new dispersions in its paint formulations marketed under the brand names Caparol and Alpina, according to BASF.

“A skillful painter and decorator needs environmentally friendly products that are easy to process, keep for a long time and are affordable,” said Wolfgang Hoffmann, head of Caparol Product Management at DAW. “By offering new paints that are based on the mass-balanced dispersion we are breaking new ground and are closing a gap in the market.”

More information: www.basf.com/massbalance.

   

Tagged categories: BASF; Bio-based materials; Coating chemistry; Coatings Technology; Construction chemicals; Emissions

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