Improving sustainability in alkyd wood coatings with linseed oil and high-performance catalysts 

Dietmar Helker, Allison Linn – BORCHERS

In recent years, there has been an increased demand for improving the sustainability of coatings for wood. Replacing oils and driers in these coatings is one way to improve sustainability. However, when replacing current materials with more sustainable alternatives, coating formulators may be concerned about negatively impacting performance when adopting these options.
Utilizing a combination of bio-based linseed oil with Borchi® cobalt-free high-performance catalysts (HPCs) has been proven to enhance performance properties like scratch resistance and water resistance while improving the sustainability of wood coatings.


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