Researchers from the University of Groningen and the Dutch multinational company AkzoNobel have succeeded in developing a process to convert lignocellulosic feedstock into a high-quality coating which in performance terms is comparable to current petrochemical-derived industrial coatings.
The US-based start-up Elevance Renewable Science has signed a supply agreement with Stahl, a global leader in leather chemicals and high-performance coatings. The agreement enables Stahl to commercialize new coatings and polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) based on Elevance’s C18 polyol technology.
Even the tiniest cracks in a metal may one day lead to the destruction of entire structures through localized corrosion. Disasters come in the form of bridges collapsing, pipelines rupturing and fuselages detaching from airplanes due to hard-to-detect corrosion in tiny cracks, scratches and dents.