Purac launches special grade Lactides for coatings
15 October 2012. Back
Purac launches its new range of PURALACT®, special grade
Lactides, that offer several benefits for enhancement of coating
resins. The main advantage of incorporating PURALACT is a
significantly reduced resin viscosity. This provides the
opportunity to formulate coatings with higher solid content, lower
VOC (volatile organic compounds) and improved 'ease-of-use'.
Purac's new PURALACT is 100% biobased, resulting in coating resins
with a lower carbon footprint.
PURALACT is thoroughly tested in several coating formulations.
Depending on the type of coating and its specific use, the new
products enhance coating performance by improving properties, such
as; stiffness, adhesion, impact resistance, balance between
hardness and flexibility, chemical resistance, gloss and gloss
retention, and tuning of drying time. Produced on a large
industrial scale by Purac, the new range is commercially available
Produced from biobased Lactic Acid, PURALACT has a significantly
lower CO2 footprint than the fossil-based building blocks most
frequently used to produce coating resins. Replacing these
traditional products with PURALACT reduces the carbon footprint of
both coating resin and final coating.
Purac's Vice President Chemical & Pharma, Marco Bootz
comments: "The use of PURALACT offers significant opportunities to
improve coating performance and increases the sustainability of the
entire value chain for coatings. PURALACT is the next generation
biobased building block for the coating industry."