Sartomer, part of the Coating Solutions segment of Arkema, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved five SARBIO® specialty acrylate and methacrylate resins based on renewable raw materials to carry the agency’s Certified Biobased Product label. The label assures that the percentage of renewable bio-based content is third-party certified and monitored by the USDA. The label is part of the USDA BioPreferred® Program that assists the development and expansion of markets for bio-based products.
Sartomer reports that it developed the product line to uphold a high standard for sustainable development. These specialty resins are designed to achieve responsible solutions for high-level performance energy or thermal curing systems and polymer synthesis in a range of markets, including specialty coatings and inks, additive manufacturing, adhesives and sealants, and advanced materials applications.
“This voluntary certification for our SARBIO® range is fully aligned with Sartomer’s commitment to develop innovative and sustainable solutions, which builds on the Arkema Group’s strong expertise in biosourced materials,” said Justin Lanyon, global marketing director for Sartomer. “Our SARBIO® range is an example of how we work to provide our customers and partners with sustainable new materials and solutions.”