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- The new CapaGeo product line was also presented at BAU 2017. The binders of the paints, glazes and interior dispersions are generated 100 percent from renewable raw materials
2023 Author: Hannah Pearcy | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 11:39
The new CapaGeo range presented itself in a resource-saving manner at BAU 2017 in Munich.
Thanks to the use of renewable raw materials, these new types of interior dispersions, paints and wood oils are especially environmentally friendly and are formulated in premium quality. At the same time, they have optimal processing properties. “With CapaGeo we are entering a new segment and are taking on a pioneering role. In doing so, Caparol closes a gap in the market and appeals primarily to environmentally conscious, lifestyle-oriented and discerning customers who value responsible products. By using renewable raw materials in production, we want to conserve our precious and limited resources,”says Product Management Manager Wolfgang Hoffmann, explaining Caparol's ecological path.
Since colors consist largely of water and mineral raw materials, the focus of research was primarily on the carbon-based ingredients. The use of petroleum-based dispersants in particular was examined in detail from this point of view, because petroleum is a non-renewable raw material. If colors are to become more sustainable, an important lever is the replacement of the petrochemical raw materials. "The conservation of limited resources is an important aspect of a structural change in the building materials industry towards a bioeconomy, for which Caparol is a pioneer with new products," says Hoffmann.
In cooperation with a well-known German chemical company, the petroleum-based binders have been replaced by renewable, biogenic substances. Vegetable oils, waste fats and biogas are used primarily. For example, organic naphtha is produced from organic residues and vegetable oils and biogas from kitchen waste. When producing the vegetable oils, care is taken that they come from sustainable sources that are certified according to international sustainability criteria, such as the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISSC). They guarantee a measurable reduction in greenhouse gases, sustainable land use when cultivating oily plants, the protection of natural habitats and social sustainability components that guarantee a profitable income for plant producers. With the new CapaGeo products, Caparol is taking an important step towards realizing the claim of harmonizing colors and nature. The concept is not based on niche products, but on top performers in the range, for example also marketable interior colors.
The new CapaGeo product line was also presented at BAU 2017. The binders of the paints, glazes and interior dispersions are generated 100 percent from renewable raw materials
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