Biobased binder for decorative paint

VAE is used as a binder for decorative paint, because of it’s excellent hiding power improvement and low VOC. On top of that, VAE can be partly made on biobased materials.

The bulding blocks of VAE are VAM & Ethylene. In theory all of these raw materials can be biobased by using bio-ethanol and biobased acetic acid. Current biobased grades of VAE are for now only available made with biobased Acetic acid.

Where is biobased Acetic acid derived from?

Biobased acetic acid is derived from pulp from beech wood sourced from controlled and certified forests, this Acetic Acid Biobased is purified in several steps and processed into a high-quality product which can be used to produce VAM. For the production of VAM most processes used Acetic acid and Ethylene.

Massbalance method

Most biobased VAE is available by the massbalance method. Therefor biobased content is not traceable by analysis, but by certificates. The perfect green picture would of course be direct used and traceable biobased raw materials. The advantage of the massbalance method is that biobased VAE can be made without the need of building a new factory. Biobased by massbalance is implemented in excisting factories that normally used fossil feedstocks.