PPG, DSM launches new bio-based air purifying paint

PPG, DSM launches new bio-based air purifying paint

7:37 AM, 4th October 2017
Sigma Air Pure removes up to 70 percent of the harmful formaldehyde from the indoor air.

WAALWIJK, NETHERLANDS: PPG Industries has launched a new bio-based wall paint based on Royal DSM’s revolutionary Decovery bio-based technology.

Sigma Air Pure is a bio-based wall paint with air purification effects, enhances the indoor air climate of homes, offices and schools by removing up to 70 percent of the harmful formaldehyde (CH2O) from the indoor air. The main sources of CH2O emissions are chipboard, fiberboard, furniture, carpeting, glue and interior fabrics. The paint filters the formaldehyde molecules out of the indoor air and neutralizes them.

Tailormade partnership

The resin is one of the key components that determine the characteristics of a paint. By using the Decovery resin technology platform DSM and PPG developed a resin which met the specific needs that PPG had intended for Sigma Air Pure.

With the Decovery bio-based resin technology, DSM enables paint manufacturers to develop high-performance sustainable paints. By using a variety of renewable ingredients, DSM can tailor each solution to the specific customer and market needs. With Sigma Air Pure paint, the professional and consumer market embraces renewable bio-based resins for indoor paints.

Renewable resources

The Decovery resins are made from renewable resources such as sugars, natural oils, and starch from corn and agricultural waste. These natural materials replace for a large part the fossil ingredients that traditionally constitute the binder resin of both solvent-borne and waterborne paints.

DSM’s Decovery platform offers sustainable alternatives for conventional paint resins without compromising on quality and performance. In addition, since Decovery resins are low in VOCs (depending on product type) and use innocuous ingredients, paint made with such resins provide a safer and healthier environment.

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