What’s New with Airable? – American Coatings Show

April 20, 2022 Ohio Soybean Council

Airable staff attended the American Coatings Show (ACS) in early April. The show saw the some of the biggest names in the coatings industry—BASF, Dow, Evonik, Arkema, and many more—come together to show their newest technologies. Airable was at the ACS to see what was new in the coatings industry, learn more about the industry and their needs, and build relationships with potential partners. Sustainability had a big presence at the show and in the conference programming, with a focus on bioderived products containing lignin or plant oils. One bioderived technology that made an appearance was waterborne non-isocyanate polyurethanes (NIPUs). NIPUs replace volatile organic solvents with water and replace the hazardous isocyanate group, making NIPUs safer to produce than traditional isocyanate-based urethanes. Many of these sustainable technologies are already available for purchase, with many more just on the horizon. Airable looks forward to playing a greater role in sustainable coating development.

Image source: American Coatings Show & Conference 2022 – American Coatings Association