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WACKER cooperates with Dynaplak to produce sustainable binders

WACKER has collaborated with Dynaplak, Dutch manufacturer of bio-based raw materials for agricultural and industrial applications, to develop hybrid binders based on starch and polymers

The first products for interior wall paints are scheduled for market launch in the Q1 2019. WACKER is thereby responding to the growing demand for sustainable binders in the paint and coatings industry.

“Our partnership with Dynaplak lays the foundations for increasing our contribution to more sustainability in the binders market. We will be one of the first chemical companies to expand our portfolio with products based partially on renewable raw materials,” explained Dominique Nely, who manages WACKER's binders for consumer goods and industrial applications in Western Europe.

“In the first phase, we will focus on interior paints - where demand for ecological alternatives to petroleum-based binders is growing strongly,” Nely added.

Dynaplak’s bio-based technology together with WACKER’s polymer-based binders is set to result in hybrid starch and polymer-based binders. The starch is a side-stream product from potato processing.

Koos Slor, managing director of Dynaplak, said, “In our production process, we utilise starch that would otherwise be lost. Our innovative technology increases the functionality of conventional starch, enhancing its performance.”

In technical terms, hybrid binders meet the high-quality standards for WACKER products. “We want to act in an ecologically responsible way while continuing to offer our customers outstanding product quality,” explained Nely.

The new binders will be manufactured at the Dynaplak site in Veendam in the Netherlands and are part of WACKER's new VINNECO® line. It will present the first products from this line at the European Coatings Show 2019.