Make a Splash with Greener Coatings Using Biosuccinium®

Applications in Paints & Coatings

Government regulations and industry initiatives are driving the creation of more sustainable paints and coatings, reducing levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Extra functionalities have also emerged as the investment in superior bio-based resins grows.

As a bio-based building block, Biosuccinium® offers applications for both solvents and resins for coatings. Bio-succinic acid helps address customer demand for high performance coatings while promoting sustainable bio-based materials. It can increase the bio-based content of resins such as polyesters, alkyds, urethanes and UV-curable coatings.

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Alkyd Resins

Due to excellent performance and favourable economics, alkyd resins have been used for many decades. They currently contain up to 60-70% renewable material (oils or fatty acids). Bio-succinic acid can be used as an alternative to phthalic anhydride and in combination with other bio-based monomers, can enable 100% renewable resins.


Biosuccinium can improve the renewable content and carbon footprint of certain colourants. Biosuccinium®-based derivatives such as dimethyl succinate (DMS) and di-isopropyl succinate (DiPS) are intermediates for pigments.

Inks & Coatings

Inks and coatings which are UV curable represent a rapidly-growing market. Biosuccinium® has been shown to be a suitable monomer for both the ester backbone of curable coatings as well as the reactive diluents.

Solvents and Agents

The coating industry has a strong desire to reduce VOC levels. Biosuccinium®-based solvents and (non-VOC) coalescing agents have proven to be effective in terms of performance and bio-based content.