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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.

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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. 

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  • 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. 

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  • 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. 

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  • ICA: Pushing performance with plants

    ICA Coatings uses the Decovery® eco-friendly resin from DSM in its groundbreaking Iridea Bio paint system. 

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Plant-based resin with excellent performance

For over 70 years Omar coatings is seeking opportunities to grow from over 25 different markets in the world. Omar is well known for their two most important company objectives. The first one: Offering a stable product of our current portfolio of products, with all the best possible ingredients. The second objective is their commitment to search for technology advanced products and environmental friendly materials. 

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First Decovery®-branded product on world’s largest retail platform – Amazon

Since 1978, Masquelack has been continuous growing based on a couple of fundamentals. The Spanish based company is international oriented, highly focused on quality and continuous improvements. Besides these pillars they are also focusing on environmental friendly products. Their new Masquelack NET is a revolutionary technique based on Decovery® resins.

“This will be the first Decovery®- branded product that we launch at Amazon – the world’s largest retail platform. As you can imagine this is a large and exciting step for us” explained Ruben Pleijzier, New Business Development Manager for Decovery®. “This is not only a close collaboration in terms of Marketing and ingredient branding, but we also work actively together in the positioning of the products” added Tim Gratzke, Marketing Manager for Decovery®

Masquelack and DSM Decovery® have the common goal to create a better environment. Masquelack is always looking for technologies that contribute to a sustainable future. Roman Peñas, Managing Director from Masquelack said:

“Decovery® resins are a perfect example of those technologies. Where performance excels and at the same time the environmental footprint is improved dramatically.”

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Natural protection for the natural marble beauty

Marble and natural stone have long been at the heart of the beautiful surface designs, but maintaining that natural beauty requires care and protection. Driven by its deep environmental respect, the Italian company Fila develops eco-friendly acid protection products that safeguard the natural beauty of marble and natural stone.

Now, it is taking the sustainability of these products to new levels by partnering with Decovery® – a partnership that marks the expansion of the Decovery® family and opens up a new horizon of sustainable possibilities. Distributed by Soconomar, Fila’s new Decovery®-based products will surely raise the bar of marble protection products for years to come.  

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Chenyang recently launched a new eco-friendly indoor wall paint

DSM and Chenyang have already worked together for over 10 years to develop sustainable coating solutions that outperform market alternatives. Nowadays this collaboration has been taken a step further with the recently launched Plant Nourishing Water-Based Paint Designed for Children. A new eco-friendly paint solution for indoor wall applications based on DSM’s Decovery® SP-8407. By using Decovery® SP-8407, Chenyang could create a new eco-friendly paint for indoor wall paint applications with good scrub and stain resistance.

Liu Zhanchuan, CEO of Chenyang Group: “At Chenyang, we’re convinced that plant-based paints can help ensure the healthiest air for our children, while also helping to protect our wider environment.”

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Baril Coatings adopts eco-friendly resin

The Copperant paint brand by Baril Coatings has existed since 1870. Now it’s received a 21st century makeover following the launch of a new family of sustainable paint systems based on the Decovery® plant-based paint resin. Copperant Altra Wall Paint, and Copperant Altra Spackspray from Baril Coating contain zero VOCs while delivering outstanding performance in indoor and outdoor applications. But as managing director Geert Duijghuisen recounts, becoming a sustainability pioneer hasn’t always been easy.

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Opening new doors in sustainable coatings

How do you create beautiful wooden doors from recycled materials…without coating them in non-sustainable oils? This was the challenge facing Weekamp Doors, a family-run company of master craftsmen searching for a more sustainable coating for their bespoke and much-loved product. 

Through a chance encounter they discovered our Decovery® paint resin. And suddenly a whole new world opened up before them. “We had no idea that it was possible to create a high-end coating out of plants!” recalls technology manager Marco Wijma.  “We’ve been in business for 40 years so quality is our top priority. But producing and acting responsibly and sustainably are of equal importance to the way we do business.”

Now, Weekamp Doors, has joined forces with DSM and our trusted partner PPG Wood Finishes to develop a durable acrylic coating based on plants instead of fossils for its exterior ‘circular’ doors. The new coating protects these recycled doors from various elements like sun, wind and rain while retaining a fine look and feel. Beautiful. 

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Long-term guidelines, laws and labels have been in place for sustainable and circular buildings for quite some time. For interior, however, hardly ... That is going to change. INSIDE/INSIDE is a new, objective online platform that helps interior architects, facility employees, building developers and consumers to make sustainable design decisions based on objective and verified environmental data. DSM’s Decovery® is one of the six founding partners whom supported the development of the platform.


The formula for success

Our formula for success with Decovery® is fairly simple: Ensuring that our partners and customers are successful. It’s why we only launched this resin when we were 100% certain that it could deliver the performance they need – because having worked in coatings for product design and furniture for a long time, I’m only too aware of the challenges involved with industrial wood.  

We also recognize that every customer is different, so a major part of my role is working closely in re-formulating our product, both in terms of its performance for certain applications (whether indoor or outdoor); and also the amount of plant-based content inside - which we can vary from around 30 to 50%. In our business it’s all about the details!

Derrick Twene, Global Industry Manager, Decovery®

‘Plant-based resin for paint is not an option, it’s a duty’ 

Decovery® was presented by Italian furniture brands during Milan Design Week 2018. We asked these brands why they are designing more sustainable furniture, using a coating based on DSM's Decovery®

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