PARIS - In keeping with its commitment to green chemistry, Arkema has partnered with major industrial coatings companies to bring to market innovative biobased Synolac® resins that meet the challenges of this dynamic and demanding sector.

The construction market, directly involving end-consumers, welcomes innovations in green growth, durability and performance. For a number of years, Arkema has been developing unique expertise in biobased resins for the coatings markets; the company now offers a technology platform (patent pending) that draws extensively on new products.

As part of SORAGO, a French consortium dedicated to pre-coated metal technology and applications, Arkema offers resins that can feature up to 100-percent biobased carbon content. Used in formulations, these new resins produce a coating with a biobased carbon content of up to 70 percent, as well as equivalent, if not superior, performance compared to traditional coatings.