BASF Expanded its Monomers Portfolio for Coatings by Launching the Bio-Based 2-Octyl Acrylate

Date: 29/09/2023
sustainable 2-octyl-acryl made by BASF

BASF consolidates the sustainability of its raw materials for coatings by including 2-Octyl Acrylate and 2-Octyl Acrylate BMB ISCC Plus to its portfolio.

The multinational manufacturer BASF has recently expanded its 14C bio-based monomers portfolio by adding 2-Octyl Acrylate (2-OA) and 2-Octyl Acrylate BMB ISCC Plus, highlighting its commitment towards providing sustainable raw materials for the formulation of coatings and adhesives. As a matter of fact, the new solutions have 73% 14C-tracable bio-based content and are ISO 16620 and ISCC PLUS certified.

The 2-Octyl Acrylate made by BASF uses 2-Octanol as the respective bio-based feedstock, a bio-alcohol based on castor oil. The latter consists of a sustainable, non-edible raw material which is reliably available throughout the year. The 2-Octyl Acrylate can be used as an organic alternative to fossil-based monomers, such as 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (2-EHA) and n-Butyl Acrylate (BA).

The new product also offers performance benefits if compared to fossil alternatives, showing improved scrub resistance in coatings, shear resistance in adhesives and excellent weatherability – making it one of the few 14C bio-based monomers which can be employed in both standard and high-performance applications. In addition, the high purity of 2-Octyl Acrylate provides high qualities, low volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions and allows customers to use the monomer in a wide range of applications.

“We have broadened our product portfolio to support customers on their sustainability journey. With 2-OA, we are proud to have launched a novel acrylic monomer that helps customers to meet their sustainability goals," has stated Reiner Geier, Senior Vice President for Industrial Petrochemicals Europe.