New fatty acid-based binders and applications

Salme Koskimies, Nina Heiskanen, Janne Hulkko, Pia Willberg

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    Development of environmentally benign products and technologies has become increasingly interesting during recent years because of health and environmental aspects as well as recent environmental legislation.Many valuable intermediates and products can be produced via modification of natural fatty acids and oils.These renewable raw materials are highly attractive for ecological reasons.In this paper, new feasible options to produce environmentally friendly products and polymers from renewable fatty acids are discussed.Different methods of production, properties and applications of intermediates and binders under development are described. Especially work toward self-emulsifying, air-drying alkyd binders for coating applications is presented.In addition, possibilities to utilize fatty acid-based polymers in new applications, such as composites, are briefly introduced.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationApplied Material Research at VTT
    Subtitle of host publicationSymposium on Applied Materials
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6312-3
    ISBN (Print)951-38-6311-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventInternal Symposium on Applied Materials - Espoo, Finland
    Duration: 8 Jun 20068 Jun 2006

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Symposium


    ConferenceInternal Symposium on Applied Materials


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