Just one example of this is Sigma Air Pure paint, produced by global coatings giant PPG Coatings with Decovery inside. This unique super-matt wall paint not only purifies indoor air by removing harmful volatile organic substances like formaldehyde; it’s nearly 50% plant based. Says Maarten Buijs, Manager of Sustainability and New Business Development at PPG Coatings: “With this binding agent, we’ve achieved the optimal balance between sustainability and ease of processing… that’s demonstrably almost 50% bio-based. Now that’s what I call impressive!”
Our scientist achieved this impressive feat by taking the basic plant materials and converting them into bio-based building blocks. We then start fitting these blocks together to create polymers with a wide range of properties (each made from millions of sub-units known as monomers.). It’s these that form Decovery.