New Product Announcement: Architectural Acrylic Binders
Last month, global chemical company BASF launched a new portfolio of acrylic binders for architectural coatings. The Acronol MB portfolio reportedly offers a sustainable alternative to the company’s existing Acronal products.
BASF explains that its REDcert2-certified biomass balance approach uses sustainably sourced bio-feedstocks to replace the fossil-based raw materials required in the manufacturing of Acronal products.
Because the renewable raw materials are substituted early in the value chain, the resulting binder is reportedly chemically equivalent to its fossil-based Acronal product without reformulation.
According to the company, the majority of greenhouse gas emissions in the architectural coatings industry come from indirect sources in the value chain, including purchased raw materials. The incorporation of the binders reportedly helps customers reduce their paint Product Carbon Footprint.
“As we launch our new biomass balance Acronal portfolio, we’re not just looking to provide a solution; we’re looking to pioneer a sustainable future for the architectural coatings industry,” said Justin Davis, BASF Business Director, Architecture, Infrastructure and Adhesives.
“Our commitment to innovation and sustainability is at the core of the Acronal MB product line, and together, with our customers, we are refining what’s possible in the world of sustainable architectural coatings.”