Raw materials

Can furniture coatings cut CO2 emissions?

The patented water-based Bayhydur® quix hardener dries as quickly as solvent-based hardeners while saving energy on drying times. The comparison shows that with Bayhydur® quix, CO2 emissions can be demonstrably reduced by up to 60% compared with solvent-based coatings – this was the result of a Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) in cooperation with the furniture coatings manufacturer Hesse Lignal.

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Stardust's Ongoing Commitment Despite the Difficulties in Sourcing Raw Materials

Despite the great uncertainty in terms of the availability of numerous raw materials, the manufacturer of powder coatings Stardust is committed to guaranteeing an attentive, reliable and timely service.

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Covestro Completes Acquisition of Resins & Functional Materials Business from DSM

Covestro succesfully completed the acquisition of the Resins & Functional Materials business (RFM) from the Dutch company Royal DSM.

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Coatings Industry Under Pressure Due to Uncertainties in the Raw Materials Market

The European paint, printing inks and artists' colours industry is under increased pressure due to rising raw materials prices, caused by a complex mix of demand, capacity issues and scarce transportation resources. Despite the enormous impact for the industry, the coatings industry is striving to reduce risks to customers. 

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