Our partners in plant-based paint
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Innovation = collaboration
We believe that only by working together can we unlock the innovation, creativity and craftsmanship needed to reach our goal of making 100% plant-based paints a reality.
From established paint players to family-run carpentry businesses, there’s a growing community of partners putting their weight behind Decovery® resin - and perhaps most importantly, behind what it represents: the ability to create the highest-performing paint that protects the health of people while being kinder to the planet. We’re on our way there, but without our partners, Decovery® would be just another great idea waiting to happen. Truly, there is no innovation without collaboration.
Case studies and Whitepapers
The urgent need for plant-based coatings
Dutch Design Week 2019 showed us that there is a huge opportunity for paint manufacturers to meet the growing sustainability demands of architects and designers.
Partnering up for more sustainable tourism
The Green Elephant, an eco-friendly hostel in Maastricht used several paints and lacquers made with our plant-based Decovery® coating resin.
PPG Coatings: Purifying indoor air... through paint
PPG Coatings uses the Decovery® eco-friendly resin from DSM in its groundbreaking Sigma Air Pure paint system.
ICA: Pushing performance with plants
ICA Coatings uses the Decovery® eco-friendly resin from DSM in its groundbreaking Iridea Bio paint system.
Markets & Products
Building & Construction
Decovery® is a unique, eco-friendly family of plant-based paint resins for Decorative and Architectural markets including walls, ceilings, flooring and joinery.
Decovery® is a unique, eco-friendly family of plant-based paint resins for furniture, kids’ furniture and kitchen cabinets.
Frequently asked questions
No, Decovery® is used in a similar way to traditional waterborne resins.
Non-renewable fossil feedstocks, like crude oil are not only becoming scarcer but they also contribute to climate change. By using plant-based materials that perform as well as (if not better than) fossil-based equivalents we unlock environmental benefits that reduce our overall ecological footprint. In markets like paint, for example, we see customers increasingly making this a key part of their decision criteria.
The short answer is yes. It delivers an excellent finish with outstanding durability and no yellowing effect (as associated with traditional alkyd-based) coatings. It’s easy to apply and use, contains zero-to-low VOCs, and delivers a carbon footprint reduction of up to 34% based on replacing crude oil with plants.