Clariant's sustainability-edge in spotlight at ECS 2015

Newest Ceridust solution "Ceridust 8091" based on renewable raw materials for decorative coatings, offers strong matting effects with outstanding scratch resistance. This Ceridust development offers manufacturers a step-change in performance from a bio-based wood coating additive.

Bio-based quinacridone pigments for automotive, industrial and decorative coatings. Hostaperm Pink E, one of Clariant’s most important polycyclic pigments based on renewable bio-succinic acid, represents Clariant's switch to renewable raw material without changes in, the product quality and the guaranteed specification.

Halogen-free flame retardant Exolit AP 422 for more environmentally-compatible intumescent coatings used in construction applications. The EcoTain-labeled non-hazardous flame retardant offers constant high quality and hydrolytic stability. Its production is highly material efficient and minimizes waste in production.

Easily Dispersible Pigments (ED Pigments) significantly improve the eco-footprint in paint manufacture by removing the bead mill step. The shortened processing time leads to increased production capacity while simulataneously generating savings in electricity consumption and generating less waste water. So far the complete ED range has been granted the EcoTain label.

Hostavin Light Stabilizer Dispersions for easy-to-incorporate and solvent –free UV light protection. Hostavin 3070 Disp. and 3330 DISP XP UV stabilizers, for waterborne wood finishes, automotive coatings and outdoor decorative coatings, satisfy EcoTain's demanding criteria due to their excellent sustainability profile. In addition, they have the outstanding ability to combine state-of-the-art performance results at competitive cost versus other market alternatives.

Clariant has developed a set of sustainable dispersing agents for hazard-label free pigment preparations, which combine the benefit of being compliant with ecolabel (e.g. Blue Angel and EU EcoFlower) and outperform standard products on the market. The set includes EcoTain-labeled Dispersogen AN 200 which has very low VOC level (<1%), and has a favorable eco-tox profile being hazard-label free and readily biodegradable. It is suitable to disperse high pigment loads of organic pigments resulting in a high tinting strength in waterborne emulsion paints.

Clariant offers APEO-free surfactants for emulsion polymerization providing benefits along the value chain, ranging from improvements in the polymerization process to achieve top grade latex quality to performance advantages of the obtained binders in architectural paints. Emulsogen LCN 217, 287 and 407 have been awarded as EcoTain products. Among other sustainability aspects, they offer an environmentally friendlier profile, easy handling properties and a low VOC content. This helps polymerization customers to meet end-consumer requirements for safer, low odor paints.


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