Press release

Iridea Bio - a new sustainable paint made with DSM’s Decovery® plant-based resin

Waalwijk, NL, 03 Apr 2017 09:30 CEST

DSM and Italian paint manufacturer ICA Group have jointly developed a new, sustainable paint called Iridea Bio. It contains DSM’s Decovery® plant-based resin and will be on display at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany, between 4 - 6 April, through the work of two Italian design studios, Stile Libero and Daniele Della Porta.


This newly developed paint for industrial interior wood applications is the result of an extensive collaboration between DSM and ICA Group. DSM’s ground-breaking Decovery resin technology takes ICA’s Iridea water-based paints to the next level of sustainability, which explains the name of the new Iridea Bio product line.

Safe and sustainable

Decovery resins are made from renewable resources and combine typical acrylic performance with beneficial sustainability characteristics. The new Iridea Bio paint line provides for coatings that are more resilient, resistant to chemicals and lightfast than existing alkyd resins. In addition, it is safer to use and suitable for intensive industrial processing.

ICA Group

Specialists in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of special coatings for wood. This major industrial group is based in Civitanova Marche (in the central-Italian  province of Macerata) and has 3 manufacturing facilities in Italy. The group currently has a 560-strong workforce, and a total of 10,000 clients and distributes its products in more than 50 overseas markets through a network of subsidiaries, depots and distributors. Main products: Water-based coatings, UV-cured coatings and high-solid-content coatings for interior furniture and parquet floors as well as water-based coatings for exteriors frames and shutters and water-based paints for glass.

For more information

Annemiek Voorzee

Marketing Communications Manager
DSM Resins & Functional Materials
+31 6 1595 1863