Stahl Becomes PHA Polymer Alliance Member


At the beginning of the month, specialty coatings and treatments provider Stahl joined the Global Organization for PHA (GO!PHA) to advocate and advance the use of the naturally occurring polymers, polyhydroxyalkanoates.

According to Stahl, GO!PHA is a coalition of over 60 stakeholders ranging from producers and formulators to users as well as universities and research institutes. The members work together to increase understanding of the technology and advance the science behind the materials.

As a member of the network, Stahl will reportedly be ableto join forces with the wider PHA value chain to help move PHAs beyond the testing phase and accelerate the potential application of the technology in the coatings market.  

“We see significant potential in PHAs, and we look forward to collaborating with like-minded stakeholders through the GO!PHA alliance to bring this important technology to life,” said Paolo Bavaj, Stahl Chief Innovation and Development Officer.

“We are currently testing potential PHA-based applications across our entire portfolio; by pioneering and embracing new, sustainable technologies, we are truly living our purpose, ‘Touching lives, for a better world.’”

PHAs are polymers produced in nature from bacterial fermentation that can be sourced from organic waste streams, biogas, sugars and fat-rich, plant-based feedstock. The chemical composition of PHAs can reportedly be adjusted to a soft and elastic form, making them ideal for flexible substrates.

“We warmly welcome Stahl as a new member to GO!PHA. Stahl's expertise in specialty coatings and treatments for flexible substrates will undoubtedly enrich our coalition's efforts to promote the use of PHAs, fostering innovation and sustainability within the coatings industry,” said GO!PHA Executive Member Anindya Mukherjee.

“Together, we look forward to advancing the adoption of PHAs and other renewable, compostable, and biodegradable materials.” 


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