Chemistry has long been a key enabler of sustainability. The advent of synthetic fertilizers has allowed the world to feed its growing population, lightweight composite materials have provided more energy efficient modes of transportation and high performance coatings have extended the life of buildings and consumer goods through preservation of the substrate, reducing the need for replacement. BASF's Acronal line of acrylic dispersions provide the paint formulator with sustainable solutions for their most demanding applications. The right binder can provide a product that improves the well-being and quality of life of the end consumer, reduces raw material demand (and costs!) and reduces the future impact to the environment by ensuring that your coatings last longer and protect better.
posted by Rainer Höfer, Consulting/ Training/ Education at Editorial Ecosiris
Those who would like to know more about BASF's sustainability concept are requested to refer to
Peter Saling, Metrics for Sustainability, in: R. Höfer (Ed.) Sustainable Solutions for Modern Economies, RSC Publ., Cambridge (2009).