Greener ingredients for paints and coatings – The PERFECOAT webinar series continues! 

8 April 2024, 13.00-14.00 CET, online

On 8 April 2024 the CBE JU funded research project PERFECOAT will launch the second episode of its webinar series tailored for young researchers on bio-based compounds for sustainable paints and coatings.

The paint and coating industry is in great need for high-performance bio-based solutions especially for binders, fillers, pigments, and additives like functional nanomaterials. The PERFECOAT project has the goal to introduce a variety of new biomass-derived solutions to replace fossil material in paint and coating ingredients. The different biomass sources, tailormade modifying methods, and the biotechnology used to process the biomass are topics of this webinar.

So far the PERFECOAT team has successfully developed innovative bio-based solutions from bio-waste and agricultural residues. Besides microbially produced alginates and lipids, the project also aimed to develop and produce at least two different formulations for bio-based red pigments and dyes as well as other colours and identified great potential for the production of red and orange pigments from the fungus Talaromyces atroroseus. Alternative strategies for carotenoids used the yeasts R. toruloides and Y. lipolytica, which also allow the production of the violet pigment violacein, resulting in a deep purple colour. Other pathways show potential for the development of additional colours such as green from prodeoxyviolacein or pink from deoxyviolacein. 

The second webinar episode will present equally successful solutions for the ingredient group of binders. Binders represent one of the main challenges in paint-formulations. Different project partners generated a selection of bio-based binder samples, e.g., modified alginates (SINTEF), xanthan (Technical University Munich), and xylan (Celignis) derived from different biomass resources like agricultural residues, e.g., poplar wood, beech wood, wheat straw, and late cut grass. 

Curious to learn more about the utilisation of different biomass for paint and coatings ingredients? Register for the second webinar “Greener ingredients for bio-based paints and coatings”.

With international top experts:

  • Dr. Amélie Skopp (Technical University of Munich) and Anders Ødum (Chromologics) – The beauty of “green” – rethinking an approach to bio-based pigments in coatings

“Greener ingredients for bio-based paints and coatings”

8 April 2024 

13.00-14.00h CET

Online and free of charge

Safe the date for the following webinar episodes:

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 methodology” 

26 August 2024 “The PERFECOAT project – achievements and obstacles”

The registration links will be shared shortly before the events. 

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nova-Institute, original text, 2024-03-25.


Celignis Biomass Analysis Laboratory
Technische Universität München (TUM)


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