As a first-time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show (Booth 2421), Reverdia is highlighting the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% biobased succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid.

Today, succinic acid is not yet a commonly used monomer in the resins and coatings industry. Nevertheless, various studies have already demonstrated the technical feasibility in a multitude of applications, with equal or even improved performance when compared to the typical fossil-based benchmark. Examples include improved hardness and flexibility of powder coatings, shorter drying times in alkyds, and better chemical resistance in polyurethane-based systems. An updated datasheet shows examples of the use of biobased succinic acid in resins and coatings, to illustrate ideas and highlight potential opportunities.

Reverdia offers producers of resins, coatings, adhesive and sealant products an opportunity to reduce environmental impact, become less dependent on fossil resources and differentiate their product(s) on the basis of an improved sustainability profile.

Biosuccinium is manufactured by means of a novel and proprietary biotechnology process, a yeast-based fermentation process that is unique in delivering consistent product quality. It is also environmentally sensitive, uses non-fossil raw materials, sequesters carbon dioxide, is energy efficient, and does not produce unnecessary by-products.

According to Marcel Lubben, President of Reverdia, the introduction of Biosuccinium meets the need to reduce the environmental impact. “As we move from a fossil-fuel-based economy to a more sustainable biobased one, manufacturers are looking for alternative solutions. Biosuccinium provides a sustainable alternative to fossil-based raw materials used for resins, coatings, adhesives and sealants.”