Chenyang uses our partially plant-based resins to produce more sustainable paints
Chenyang uses our plant-based resins to produce more sustainable paints that are better for people and the planet
From the walls of our rooms to the furniture around us, paint impacts us not only visually but through the air we breathe. Paints based on crude oil products can damage our health, as well as our planet. That is why, for over a decade, the Chinese company Chenyang has pioneered healthier and more sustainable paint solutions. But finding a truly sustainable binder, in particular, was proving to be a challenge… until we stepped in.
Chenyang now makes use of our plant-powered Decovery® technology to deliver more sustainable coating solutions, for which they have received French A+ and USDA bio preferred certification. Specifically, by using the Decovery® SP-8407 resin, Chenyang has been able to create a new, more sustainable paint: Plant Nourishing Water-Based Paint Designed for Children. This indoor wall paint with 49% bio-renewable content, has very low volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and delivers good scrub and stain resistance, as well as excellent anti-bacteria functionality. This is a paint that not only looks good, but it is also better for the planet than fossil-based alternatives.
The customer view
"Covestro and Chenyang share a strong vision of what the coatings industry should look like, and how we can enable this transformation," says Mr Liu Zhanchuan, CEO of Chenyang Group. "As such, we're very pleased to be stepping up our collaboration with Covestro – a partner with a demonstrated history of delivering highly sustainable innovations, such as the Decovery® family of resins. Decovery® has laid the foundation for us to develop a premium product, in a completely new range. More than ever, we're convinced that plant-based paints can help ensure the healthiest air for our children, while also helping to protect our wider environment."