New Product Announcement: Biobased Powder Coatings


Last month, global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems launched a new range of powder coating solutions derived from non-food organic waste.

The Alesta BioCore range reportedly offers up to a 25% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared to products containing fossil fuel-based polyester resins, while still providing the same performance benefits and properties.

Axalta explains that, as construction, architecture and industrial customers work to reduce their carbon footprint, replacing traditional polyester resins with sustainable solutions like Alesta BioCore provides a quick and cost-effective way to cut scope 3 emissions.

This is reportedly made possible using natural raw materials sourced from sustainable and fully traceable non-food sources, which also eliminates any additional burden on food supply. 

The new products include:

  • Alesta SD BioCore Architectural SuperDurable: a range of super durable, biobased powder coatings formulated with high performance exterior grade pigments of the highest quality. This Qualicoat Class II- and AAMA2604-certified product line delivers exceptional weather and UV resistance and is backed by a warranty of up to 25 years;
  • Alesta AP BioCore Architectural: a range of standard durable, biobased powder coatings formulated with high quality exterior grade pigments. Designed for outdoor architectural substrates and outdoor structures such as cladding, it is compliant with standards such as Qualicoat Class I, AAMA 2603 and GSB Florida 1 (Standard) and is backed by a warranty of up to 15 years; and
  • Alesta IP BioCore Industrial, Alesta IP: a range of biobased powder coatings for outdoor industrial applications, offering excellent weather resistance, outstanding mechanical properties for outdoor durability, and first-rate reactivity.

“Sustainability is a key focus area for our business and our customers and partners, who are increasingly focused on addressing their environmental footprint. The Alesta BioCore range of powder coatings can have a significant and immediate impact, cutting emissions by up to 25% when compared to incumbent solutions,” said Shelley Bausch, President, Global Industrial Coatings at Axalta.

“Our mission is to support our customers on their sustainability journey and by innovating with purpose to develop sustainable solutions from biobased materials, we are empowering them to reduce their impact on the planet. By giving this alternative, we hope to drive positive change and inspire a greater awareness of green practices for a better tomorrow.”

According to the company, Axalta is also now the first manufacturer within the powder coatings industry to receive the ISCC Plus accreditation for biobased feedstock sourcing practices.


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