BioPowder Partners with Industrial Minerals Provider

MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2023


BioPowder, a producer and supplier of fruit stone powders and bio-based abrasives, recently announced a partnership with German industrial mineral and functional filler systems provider Dorfner (Gebrüder Dorfner GmbH & Co. Kaolin- und Kristallquarzsand-Werke KG).

According to the emailed press release, the new strategic alliance will combine BioPowder’s core competency in sustainable plant-based additives with Dorfner’s knowledge in application engineering to create product development opportunities, while also “unlocking new areas of research.”

“We are delighted to deepen our working relationship with Dorfner in this manner. They have been a reliable partner and I am certain our complementary offerings will pave the way for new product grades that cater to a diverse range of chemistries,” said Kathrin Schilling, Managing Director of BioPowder.

“Through this collaboration, we expect to enter and serve new markets, offering formulators novel solutions with functional, aesthetic, and environmental advantages.”

Additionally, the two companies will reportedly work to develop a new line of plant-based functional fillers, as well as color particles to complement conventional quartz and kaolin particles. The natural additives are gathered at agricultural side-streams and can work as colored granules or ultra-fine fillers for coatings, composite materials and flooring systems.

The companies also state that customers will be able to leverage Dorfner’s surface-treatment and application lab capabilities to help develop “bespoke lines” of Olea Functional Powders (FP) according to their specific requirements.

“At BioPowder, we believe in taking sustainability to the next level while setting new standards for product and service quality. This collaboration represents a significant change in the way both our businesses address the needs of the paints, coatings, and composites market. And together, we will unlock the potential of bio-additives for eco-friendly developments in the market and beyond,” Schilling added.

   

Tagged categories: Abrasives; Asia Pacific; Coating Materials; Coatings; Coatings Technology; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Environmental Control; Fillers & surfacers; Flooring system; Latin America; North America; Partnerships; Plant-based coatings; Powder coatings; Program/Project Management; Sustainability; Z-Continents

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