Seeking renewable Raw materials, Polymers and Resins with reactive functionality for improved UV resistance

  • Hexion Inc.
  • From United States
  • Very responsive
  • Deadline completed
    The submission process for new proposals is closed. Proposals submitted before the deadline will follow the standard evaluation process.

Desired outcome

We want to develop a new renewable, bio-based resin system with improved UV resistance that increases the lifetime of more sustainable coatings.

Hexion Inc.
Hexion Inc.

Details of the Innovation Need

Epoxy resin systems are recognized for their excellent corrosion resistance and adhesion performance. When formulated into coatings, epoxy systems protect valuable assets from corrosion or chemical degradation for decades. However, these epoxy systems have limited UV-and outdoor- durability. To address these limitations, we want to work with innovators to develop more sustainable solutions that make this world better, safer and cleaner.

With our Create the Future challenge, we’re looking for academic, start-ups, and industry partners to help us build a more sustainable world. We are actively searching for renewable raw materials, polymers and resins to improve the UV-resistance of epoxy resins. We are most interested in:

  • Solutions that are renewable, bio-based or recyclable to improve UV-stability
  • Renewable raw materials, or renewable resins, with reactive functionality that offer improved outdoor durability (UV resistance).
  • UV-stable resins that can be used to develop a direct to metal coating

By participating in this challenge, the the winner will win €5,000. The winning proposals will also be considered for partnership and funding opportunities, as well as, access to our in-house expertise and global markets.

Submission criteria (Technical Specifications)

  • Concepts should include more sustainable, renewable (bio-based or recycled) raw materials or resins/ polymers derived from more sustainable, renewable raw materials and indicate the content of renewable materials used
  • Preferred, but not limited to, are concepts starting from commercially-available products; or raw materials available at a pilot scale (kilogram) production batches at a minimum. The production scale should be clearly indicated in your proposal
  • Estimated cost of the new building blocks or the synthesis in case of resins/polymers [€/kg]
  • Preferred solution have a limited number of synthesis steps

Discarded solutions

  • We are not interested in concepts and ideas which have not yet been successfully prepared in the lab. It should not be a paper study only.

Related Keywords

  • Industrial manufacturing, Material and Transport Technologies
  • Coatings
  • Materials Technology
  • Plastics, Polymers
  • Biological Sciences
  • Agriculture and Marine Resources
  • Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
  • Polymer-based composistes
  • Sustainability
  • Industrial Products

About Hexion Inc.

We have a responsibility to use chemistry in a way that makes this world better, safer, and cleaner. From renewable wind energy to automotive light-weighting to waterborne coatings, Hexion is using chemistry to help solve today’s most pressing issues to shape the future. This is the responsible path forward. This is what we call Responsible Chemistry.

More than 100 years ago, our scientists started with some of the world’s first epoxy resins and synthetic plastics, better known as Bakelite®. And today, our global team of more than 4,300 associates continue to advance solutions across a broad portfolio of specialty products including Formaldehyde Based Resins for the Forest Products industry; Basic and Specialty Epoxy Resins, Versatic™ Acids and Derivatives; Phenolic Specialty Resins; and oilfield proppants.

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