IVM Chemicals has been chosen as coordinator of the European Life Bio-Paint project for the research and development of new and innovative Bio-Based UV coatings. As part of this project, the European Union also finances the construction of the prototype of the plant for the production of these new generation paints.
 

Participants

                 Coordinator           

 

Objectives

  • Demonstrate a sustainable, efficient process for the production  of UV-curable bio-based paints characterized by very low product variability
  • Develop a fully automated, closed-loop process that will not produce any waste nor emit any VOC, and will use less energy than the state of the art

                

  • Replace traditional noxious petrochemicals (especially styrene and acrylic/methacrylic acid) with safer and  environmentally friendly bio-based materials

                  

Scope

  • Establish optimal process conditions and innovative formulations for bio-based resins containing other bio-based components.
  • Establish optimal process conditions and innovative formulations for UV-curable bio-based paints.
  • Design, assemble, start-up and validate:

                   - Pilot production line for bio-based paint

                   - Prototype bio-based paints moving TRL from 6 to 7/8

  • Carry out an Environmental and Socio-economic Impact Assessment, as well as an LCA, establishing firmly the parameters of life cycle assessment for bio-based resins and paints

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Plan

Continuation/exploitation

Expected impact

Invitation to Tender

Design and turn-key construction  of a new pilot plant within the Italian production site of IVM Chemicals in Parona (PV)