To meet the growing needs in bio-based polymers for the next generation coatings, we focus on high performance and eco-friendly innovation.
Due to increasing governmental regulations to protect the environment, new directives under discussion, potentially banning metals salts such as cobalt, it appears clear that our environmental responsibility is to develop alternative binder technologies. New legislation imposes challenges to the resin producer and coating formulator with major reformulation efforts. Ecoat filed a patent to protect intellectual property linked to the new technologies we currently develop.
Our patented technologies
We have developed new patented technologies for post application cross linking. We believe it will make a significant inroad in the green chemistry deployment.
We focus on innovation in polymer technologies like:
- Bio-based or conventional Alkyd Resin Emulsions
- Bio-based or conventional, drier free, Alkyd Resin Emulsions
- Bio-based or conventional Polyurethane modified Alkyd Emulsions
- Bio-based Alkyd Pickering Emulsions
This patented surfactant free emulsion technology is based on the used of solid particles adsorbing irreversibly at the resin/water interface and stabilizing the alkyd particles. This emulsification technology requires extremely low addition level and removes consequently the drawbacks of conventional surfactants: adhesion, water sensitivity, VOC, plasticizing effect, cost impact or reactivity with associative thickeners. This technology enables to make alkyd emulsions with a biobased content up to 99%.
InoKem UR technology
Inokem UR range are internally emulsified alkyd emulsions, where the alkyd resin is modified with polyurethane chemistry and the biobased content up to 69%. Such technology enables to meet todays's industrial requirement regarding VOC regulation, while offering a cost competitive and high quality binders for metal and wood coatings applications.
Leaf Tech is a patented, trade mark registered, technology for conventional and bio-based alkyd binders. It offers outstanding performances for matte, satin and shiny paints, according to environmental issues and regulations.
Some of the benefits of Leaf Tech technology are: drier free; fast drying allowing a quick second layer of paint, less than 3 hours for a satin paint; increased open time; high hardness development.
Clean'R is a patented formaldehyde scavenger technology developed by Ecoat. This cleaning-technology will helps manufacturers create interior alkyd paints that have low chemical emissions (VOC). A good coat using Clean'R technology will not only last for years, but also will improve the indoor air quality of houses, contribute to a better health, and protect the environment.
Coupled with the 2012 Pierre Potier Prize which was held on September 12, 2012 in Paris-Bercy in the presence of Mr Arnaud Montebourg, Minister of Productive Recovery, the Third Edition of the ChemStart'Up prize rewarded Ecoat for his new patented technology for post application cross linking: an innovation in coating applications.Article on the website of les Echos on 31/10/2012
We develop products, processes and innovation services in collaboration with all our customers. We also offer our customers technical service and applications know-how. Exclusivities on customized products are possible.