Biobased and renewable products : status in the development of paint industry

The use of bio-based products (non-food products derived from the biomass) in numerous industrial domains arouses an increasing interest. In the field of paints, the challenges the industry has to face are, firstly, a limited range of bio-based products presenting a profile being satisfactory in terms of quality, cost and availability and, secondly, a lack of information on these products.

The aim of this communication is to establish the actual status regarding the incorporation of already existing bio-based and renewable products in the formulations of architectural paints. We will discuss also about the main technological and regulatory drivers in this sector.