25. Jan 2022 | Online
EC Live Architectural Coatings
Explore the editorial online feature about architectural coatings of the European Coatings Journal. Each month, the author of the lead article of the current issue will expand on the topic and will provide more context.
How paint quality impacts carbon footprint
Author: Steven de Backer
Coatings provide both protection and aesthetic appeal. Just a thin layer of paint can extend the useful life of everyday objects, avoiding the environmental burden that would come with an early replacement. Assessing the sustainability of coatings over the entire product life cycle better captures the impact of coatings performance in a given application. Highly treated grades of TiO2 increase scattering efficiency, reduce the required paint volume and offer a lower carbon footprint.
Steven de Backer
Technical Manager EMEA Titanium Technologies business unit
Steven De Backer holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. After 5 years of service in the quality department of a pharmaceutical company, he joined DuPont Belgium (now Chemours). For the past 17 years at Chemours, Steven has worked as a formulating chemist for waterborne automotive coatings and as a senior technical consultant for the Ti-Pure™ brand. Steven is currently the Technical manager for the EMEA for the Titanium Technologies business unit.
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