Waterborne UV coatings: Allnex and Bardese sign agreement
Guangdong Bardese Chemical Group held a grand opening ceremony for its Boshi Home Funiture factory in Nankang, Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province yesterday. Nearly 50,000 square meters, this newly built factory is equipped with an advanced dust control system and a fully automated spraying production line imported from the United States and Italy. It will be the first environmentally–friendly water-based paint factory in China. Through this new Boshi Home Furniture factory, the two parties will be aiming not only to explore and push the boundaries of water-based UV coating technology together, but also to establish a strategic partnership to further both the sustainable development of the industry as a whole and the regional economy.
“With the cooperation of the government, associations and enterprises, water-based paint has been greatly developed and valued in China, and the agreement which was signed marks the start of a new era for water-based UV coatings designed for the wood furniture application. It is a very significant and positive leap forward in promoting the green and sustainable development of the coatings industry,” said Ms. Sun Lianying, President of China Coatings Association.
Jean Marc Dubuis, Executive Vice President for Performance Resins at Allnex, said at the ceremony: “Waterborne UV technology has been successfully used in Europe and North America for 20 years. We strongly believe that water-based UV technology will be the future trend in the field of wood furniture paints”.