Waalwijk, The Netherlands – Stahl has introduced a new range of polyurethanes based on renewable carbon. The products in the NuVera portfolio are derived from plant-based biomass, including vegetable oils and sugars, or captured CO2.
Stahl said it worked with development partners to create renewable building blocks that had previously not been commercially available. They have applications in consumer products such as fashion, footwear and upholstery.
The range currently includes four PU resin binders as co-solvent-free water-based dispersions. Further products are under development, including crosslinkers and solventless alternatives.
‘As a founding member of the Renewable Carbon Initiative, Stahl has committed to reducing the environmental impact of our industry by developing renewable carbon-based solutions,’ said Uwe Siebgens, group director for performance coatings & polymers. ‘We are accelerating the transition to more sustainable material solutions, enabling manufacturers to meet their customers’ demands for high-quality, sustainably produced products.’