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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Koskimies, S., Heiskanen, N., Hulkko, J., & Willberg, P. (2006). New fatty acid-based binders and applications. In Applied Material Research at VTT: Symposium on Applied Materials (pp. 102-109). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 244