BIO water-based coatings
Made with vegetable-based resins
IRIDEA BIO: High performance standards and total respect for the environmentBio-innovation has arrived in the coatings industry. A revolution in environmental sustainability, with 40% of raw materials derived from waste vegetable matter. The result: IRIDEA BIO.
ICA Group vegetable-based coatings are available in both transparent (including natural effect) and pigmented versions, with an unlimited potential for chromatic variation. They are hard, resistant to chemical and UV aggression, and can also be used in industrial applications, like petroleum-based products.
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WHY ARE IRIDEA BIO COATINGS THE FIRST OF THEIR KIND?BIO water-based coatings have the following advantages over commercially available coatings made with alkyd resins from renewable sources
Faster drying - Resist yellowing for longer - Harder -
Resistant to subsequent coats - Ideal for high throughput industrial processes
What is it?The BIO resin contained in IRIDEA BIO coatings is made from renewable materials derived from innovative processes for refining “waste” vegetable matter that cannot be transformed into food for humans. The renewable content oscillates between 30 and 40%.
Why choose Iridea BIO coatings?
IRIDEA BIO water-based coatings are a significant step forward in industrial wood coatings. Users who decide to replace their existing use of coatings with IRIDEA BIO products benefit from improved working conditions, and can also offer their clients a product which is in line with the latest green policies.
VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) are chemical compounds of various types contained in coatings which evaporate at room temperature, pollute the air and may have serious health consequences. IRIDEA BIO water-based coatings have a very low VOC content.
Using IRIDEA BIO greatly improves the quality of working conditions in contact with coatings, due to the absence of unpleasant odors. Insurance premiums due to health and safety at work and fire risks are also considerably reduced when non-flammable coatings are used.
IRIDEA BIO is an innovative project based on the concept of the circular economy and the re-use of waste materials. A responsible approach to future generations is marked by reduced use of fossil materials.
Choosing the IRIDEA BIO line also makes a drastic reduction to CO2 emissions. The entire BIO resin production cycle has a CO2 impact which is decidedly lower than that of fossil resins. Indeed, each kg of IRIDEA BIO production emits 300 g less CO2.
Tested for biogenetics by the academic world
We have worked together with Camerino University and “La Sapienza” University, Rome, to test the “biogenetic” nature of the materials used in IRIDEA BIO; this involved analyzing the nature of the carbon contained in the coatings to verify whether it originated from fossil sources or vegetable biomass. The C14 dating technique demonstrated that the renewable content varied between 30% and 40%.
The collaboration with DSM
The creation of an innovative and distinctive product such as IRIDEA BIO is the result of many years of research, experimentation, and collaboration with a major international player in the chemical industry: DSM.
"From a sustainability point of view, this is a great product, and it comes at the right time."
Salvatore Cozzolino - Stile Libero's Director
"Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue in the worlds of architecture and design."
Daniele Della Porta – Designer and Architect