Sustainable through biobased products.
Dedicated teams from our R&D and Technical Marketing consistently work on improving the sustainability performance of our products without our clients needing to compromise on quality and performance. Biobased products are part of our heritage; vegetable oils like linseed and castor oil are naturally biobased and have been used by Alberdingk Boley as renewable plant-based binders from the beginning. Since the 1970s we have been producing sustainable water-based dispersions and from the 1990s onwards we have been developing polyurethane dispersions based on castor oil. As a result of extensive research we introduced polyurethane dispersions based on linseed oil in 2005. That same year we also started manufacturing our new ALBODUR® range of polyols based on castor oil, with a solids content of 100% for high demanding 2pack coatings. At present we are working on acrylic dispersions based on renewable raw materials and thus consistently follow our path towards a wider range of biobased products.
Alongside the development of dispersions based on castor and linseed oil, we have been using other renewable resources or the Biomass Balance Approach for the production of biobased polyurethane and acrylic dispersions. These products have the prefix "Ren" (for renewable). The material flows in the production plants have the correct green credentials based on verifiable bookkeeping, similar to the procedure for green electricity. Properties, quality and performance of the biomass balanced products do not differ from those conventionally produced, but they have a better sustainable balance! Precious fossil resources are saved and the CO² impact decreases. We are continuously expanding our sustainable product range. Our biobased products can help our customers to improve their sustainability balance without compromising on the performance of the final product.
“The Green Deals and the coatings industry”: Markus Dimmers, Head of Technical Marketing, talks about the latest developments of biobased resins for paints and coatings.
Here's the video
In her report, Jessica Hoffmann explains how a biobased proportion of 88% renewable raw materials can be achieved in environmentally friendly binders. This has been rewarded with the FARBE UND LACK award 2020.