Seeking renewable ingredients for formulated coatings with 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 explore the use renewable polymers or resins to improve the UV resistance of anticorrosive coating formulations and are calling for academic, startups, industry partners and innovators to join us.

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, industry partners and innovators to help us build a more sustainable world. We are proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with coatings manufacturers around the world; developing more sustainable coatings for automotive, industrial and protective applications.

We are actively searching for lower yellowing reactive binders, pigments and additives to improve the UV-resistance of epoxy anticorrosion coatings formulations. We are most interested in:

  • Renewable binders with reactive functionality that can improve outdoor durability (UV resistance).
  • Modifying resins, or other raw materials, to improve flexibility, adhesion and corrosion-resistance.
  • Additives that are renewable, bio-based or recyclable to improve UV-stability.
  • Lower yellowing pigments and additives for formulation of direct to metal coatings.

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)

  • Description of the components' role in a coating formulation and how they improve UV resistance
  • An initial formulation proposal that can be used to test the performance and
  • Physical and performance test results of the formulation (minimum data proving the UV resistance, drying time, hardness development)
  • Physical and analytical test results of the new renewable components of the formulation
  • Physical component must be available for testing (500 g)

Discarted 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.

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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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