Bayhydur® eco: high-performance bio-based waterborne coatings for a high-end furniture brand
Society has generally understood the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions through reducing consumption of fossil-based resources. The furniture industry has been a front-runner in the implementation of waterborne coating solutions as an alternative to traditional solventborne systems. However, the sustainability of wooden furniture can be improved even further with bio-based materials. This is what the collaboration between Sirca, RiFRA and Covestro set out to prove.
A new coating has to bring quality and style, but if it creates additional value for consumers as this renewable coating does, this certainly is a great step forward to a more sustainable living.
Sirca has been developing bio-based systems for some years now, but most raw materials could not meet the quality level our customers require. Bayhydur® eco boosted the hardness and chemical resistance of the renewable system and contributed to creating an outstanding coating.
Why Bayhydur® eco was the right solution for Sirca and RiFRA
- Low carbon footprint: Biomass content of 66 percent reduces the use of fossil-based resources.
- Low VOC: Waterborne hardener ensures minimal solvent emissions.
- High performance: Same smoothness and durability as conventional fossil-based coatings.