GROWING SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

We continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable.

Archroma is one of the world’s leading suppliers of water-based dispersions for coatings and paints. Our brand Mowilith® has been a recognized leader for over a century, helping to push the limits of environmental protection.

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The low emission concept has been developed and refined in the Mowilith® range to meet seven areas of concern:

1. Low-odor
2. Solvent-free
3. Low-Formaldehyde
4. Low/Zero VOC
5. Ammonia-free
6. Non-toxic compounds
7. APEO-free

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TOWARDS APEO FREE SOLUTIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION

Archroma recently introduced Mowilith® LDM 2801 NANO, a nano dispersion that is APEO free.

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Alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEO) and especially nonylphenol ethoxylates are considered to be toxic for aquatic life. In many countries these emulsifiers/ surfactants are no longer allowed.

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TOWARDS ZERO FORMALDHEHYDE SOLUTIONS FOR TEXTILES

Archroma developed Appretan® E ultra low formaldehyde polymer dispersions for the production of textiles that are expected to comply with the limit values of formaldehyde as defined by the strictest eco-toxicological regulations.

Most of polymer dispersions labeled as formaldehyde free actually require the use if melamine resins, which are significant sources of free formaldehyde, as crosslinkers to provide acceptable performance properties.

Being self-crosslinking, ultra low formaldehyde Appretan® E series allows customers to meet regulations such as the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, Japan Law 112 and the European Directive 2003/53/EC.

All these developments help to deliver lower odor products to a more and more environmentally conscious market.

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TOWARDS ZERO-VOC SOLUTIONS FOR PAINTS

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are considered as potentially contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer. They have been regulated in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Korea and Malaysia.

Archroma has developed Mowilith® LDM 2400 and Mowilith® LDM 2401 as a solution for paint manufacturers looking to offer a zero-VOC paint formulation.