SUSTAINABILITY: A Formula for Success in the Paint and Coatings Industry

Challener, Cynthia
January 2008
JCT CoatingsTech;Jan2008, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p54
Academic Journal
The article presents examples that highlight potential areas in the paint and coatings industry for implementing sustainable development initiatives and the results that can be achieved. Cognis offers defoamer products that are based on renewable materials and is investigating the replacement of its petrochemical-based products with ones that are derived from natural raw materials. Rohm and Haas Company announced that it would spend half of its research and development budget for sustainability efforts, such as energy efficiency and process improvements. Meanwhile, BioReaction Industries manufactures bio-treatment systems for managing air emissions.


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