Press release

New Sigma Air Pure paint made with Decovery® bio-based resin

Waalwijk, NL, 02 Oct 2017 13:00 CEST

Global paint maker PPG launches a new bio-based wall paint for the professional – and consumer market; Sigma Air Pure. The new paint is based on DSM’s revolutionary Decovery® bio-based technology.

Sigma Air Pure is a bio-based wall paint with an air purification effect. The paint enhances the indoor air climate of homes, offices and schools by removing up to 70% of the harmful formaldehyde1 from the indoor air2. The paint filters the formaldehyde molecules out of the indoor air and neutralizes them.

Tailormade collaboration

The resin is one of the key components that determine the characteristics of a paint. By using the Decovery resin technology platform DSM and PPG developed a resin which met the specific needs that PPG had envisioned for Sigma Air Pure.

With the Decovery bio-based resin technology platform, DSM enables paint manufacturers to develop high performance sustainable paints. By using a variety of renewable ingredients, DSM can tailor each solution to specific customer and market needs. With Sigma Air Pure paint, the professional - and consumer market embraces renewable bio-based resins for indoor paints.

Renewable resources

The Decovery resins are made from renewable resources such as sugars, natural oils, and starch from corn and agricultural waste. These natural materials replace for a large part the fossil ingredients that traditionally constitute the binder resin of both solventborne and waterborne paints. DSM’s Decovery platform offers sustainable alternatives for conventional paint resins without compromising on quality and performance. In addition, since Decovery resins are low in VOCs* and use innocuous ingredients, paint made with such resins provide a safer and healthier environment.

1) Source: PPG press release on Sigma Air Pure: The main sources of formaldehyde emissions are chipboard, fiberboard, furniture, carpeting, glue and interior fabrics.
2) Source: PPG press release on Sigma Air Pure: Formaldehyde reduction test report, Eurofins ISO 16000-23, 2017
*) Depending on product type

For more information

Annemiek Voorzee

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