The Netherlands: Paint and Coatings Wacker and Dynaplak to Jointly Develop Sustainable Binders
Wacker announced plans for a collaboration with Dynaplak, a Dutch manufacturer of biobased raw materials for agricultural and industrial applications. Together, the two companies want to develop hybrid binders based on starch and polymers.
Munich/Germany; Amsterdam/The Netherlands — The first products for interior wall paints are scheduled for market launch in the first quarter of 2019. The German group is thereby responding to the growing demand for sustainable binders in the paint and coatings industry. Dominique Nely, who manages the German company's binders for consumer goods and industrial applications in western Europe, explained that in the first phase, the focus will be on interior paints, where demand for ecological alternatives to petroleum-based binders is growing strongly.
Dynaplak’s biobased technology together with Wacker’s experience in manufacturing polymer-based binders is to result in hybrid starch and polymer-based binders. The starch is a side-stream product from potato processing. In an emulsified form, starch reveals its properties and helps to tie together components of a paint, such as pigments and fillers. The new binders will be manufactured at the Dynaplak site in Veendam in the Netherlands and are part of Wacker's new Vinneco line. It will present the first products from this line at the European Coatings Show 2019.