Starting on 5 March 2024 the CBE JU funded research project PERFECOAT launches its upcoming webinar series to present bio-based compounds for sustainable paints and coatings as well as end applications to young researchers.
The European paints and coatings market is projected to grow from USD 37.2 billion in 2023 to USD 41.6 billion by 2028 (Markets and Markets, 2023). While a majority of currently used ingredients are fossil-based, prospects show an increasing demand for sustainable paints and coatings, especially in the professional and DIY (Do it yourself) industries. To enable a smooth transition from fossil to sustainable products, the industry is in desperate need for high performance bio-based solutions especially for bio-polymers and lipids, binders, fillers, pigments and additives like functional nanomaterials. These major component groups combined account for nearly 70% of the ingredients (American Coatings Association, 2023). In the first two years of examination, the EU funded research project PERFECOAT successfully developed innovative bio-based solutions, from bio-waste and agricultural residues. These will be tested in the formulation of three use-cases: UV-curable clear coatings for wood, waterborne trim paints for DIY, and waterborne wall paints.
At this project stage, the partners successfully developed bio-based polymers and lipids, binders, fillers, fungal pigments and dyes, as well as different additives like functional nanomaterials. These cover a variety of performance requirements like paint texture and grip, clarity, flexibility, UV resistance (no yellowing) as well as drying and curing time.
In the first webinar “Towards bio-based paints and coatings – Fundamentals and an introduction to the PERFECOAT project” international experts will introduce the basics of paint and coatings formulation and address the potential of bio-based solutions in this field. A historic overview will address paint and coating applications and discuss the performance requirements for newly developed solutions and challenges in novel applications.
Curious? Register for the first webinar with speakers:
- Alexander Wetzel (SINTEF), PERFECOAT project-coordinator
- Christine Louis (Evonik Coating Additives)
- Ilker Kocabiyik (Organik Kimya)
“Towards bio-based paints and coatings – Fundamentals and an introduction to the PERFECOAT project”
5 March 2024
Online and free of charge
Take a glimpse at the following webinars:
- 8 April 2024, 13:00-14:00h CET “Greener raw materials and ingredients for paints and coatings”
- 13 May 2024, 13:00-14:00h CET “Formulation and Testing – Reality Check for new greener paint and coating ingredients”
- 10 June 2024, 13:00-14:00h, CET “Safety and Sustainability of sustainable paint and coatings – Assessments and used methodology”
- 26 August 2024 “The PERFECOAT project – achievements and obstacles”
More information on PERFEOCOAT is available at https://perfecoat-project.eu
The PERFECOAT project receives funding from the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101022370. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.
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