BioAmber, Inc. is showcasing its bio-based succinic acid and derivatives for paint, coatings and adhesives at Booth #947.

Bio-succinic acid is a new building block used to replace petroleum-based adipic acid in polyester UV-cured, powder and liquid coatings, unsaturated polyester resins, and polyester polyols used in urethane coatings. It yields higher hardness, better abrasion resistance, higher density and higher crystallinity. Bio-succinic acid can also replace or be used in conjunction with phthalic anhydride in UPR and alkyd resins.  It offers performance equivalent to petroleum-based raw materials, as well as environmental advantages and cost-effectiveness. Other applications include rigid foam, TPU, adhesives, sealants and elastomers.