ROYAl dsm, giga, toxnot and chenyang paint collaborate to deliver ingredient transparency in the construction industry
FIRST IN THE WORLD TO DIGITIZE PRODUCT CHEMISTRY, FROM SUPPLIER TO END USER.
Waalwijk, NL, 20 Nov 2019 18:00 CET
Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has today announced a collaboration with GIGA, Chenyang Paint and Toxnot to improve chemical ingredients transparency by fully digitizing its sustainable plant-based resin Decovery®. The collaboration will create a world-leading example of full product data integration, which makes product ingredients transparent to the entire value chain and facilitates the choice of greener alternatives for market players.
Through this collaboration, DSM has become the first coating resins supplier to enable ingredient transparency in the construction industry. This ensures accountability for the ambitious sustainability targets DSM has set for its coating and resins business.
DSM will use Toxnot’s data management and assessment platform to document the ingredients of Decovery® and make it publicly accessible. This information then flows from Toxnot over to ORIGIN - the world’s largest hub of publicly available data on building materials - where it is combined with other critical data, such as chemical off gassing reports, carbon footprint information, product pictures, colors, dimensions etcetera. The resulting package of information is then made available to architects, interior designers and the general public via best-practice platforms such as mindful MATERIALS and management software such as MATTER.
The collaboration allows building construction project teams to identify the products that meet both performance needs and sustainability requirements, thus representing a net shift in industrial practice.
“We believe that for all future product selection, the evaluation of material ingredients will be the key,” said Sjoerd Dijkstra, Sustainability Marketing Manager at DSM Coating Resins. “As we see a growing demand for sustainable resins solutions, we aim to make it easy for our customers to obtain and disclose this information and for all stakeholders in the value chain to find and use sustainable ingredients more easily than before.”
Pete Girard, CEO of Toxnot said, “Compounds like the resins that get mixed into paints are typically invisible to end users. DSM is changing that with Decovery, making visible the core of what goes into paints and coatings.”
“The chemicals industry has been slow to respond to demand for healthy alternatives, largely due to the complexity of the issues at hand,” added Ryan Dick, COO of GIGA. “DSM leads the market by ensuring that the basic chemicals used are of low-to-no health concern and stay that way.”
DSM’s partner Chenyang Paint, a pioneer of environmentally friendly coating solutions, will also disclose the ingredient of plant-based paint solutions based on DSM’s Decovery SP-8407. “We’re very excited to be part of this, not only for our products, but for the industry as a whole,” said Ma Lin, Branding Manager of Chenyang. “As the market leader in our industry, we know that our ability to transparently feature the health profile of our bio- and water-based paint will positively influence others, especially for China market.”
At this year’s Chinacoat, DSM renewed its commitment to ambitious sustainability targets for its Coating Resins business, which were unveiled at European Coating Show earlier this year. DSM is taking the initiative to lead the transparency in ingredients, with the ultimate aim of promoting healthy and sustainable solutions among customers, partners, and the industry alike.
DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living. ™
Royal DSM is a global purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges whilst creating simultaneously economic-, environmental- and societal value for all its stakeholders; customers, employees, shareholders, and society-at-large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.
DSM in China
DSM began trading with China in 1963 and established its first China sales office and first manufacturing facility in the early 1990s. The DSM China regional headquarters and the China Science and Technology Center are located in Shanghai. The company currently has 47 affiliates in China, including 26 manufacturing sites, and employs about 5,000 people there. DSM’s China business is growing healthily and steadily, with a sales revenue for its continuing operations of over RMB 10 billion in 2018. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.cn.
GIGA is an international organization that combines the development of building standards with cloud technology to increase the accessibility and impact of healthy buildings globally. GIGA develops and administers the RESET Standard and Certification Program, the world's leading cloud-based data hub of buildings materials - ORIGIN, and building material management software - MATTER .
Established in 1998, Chenyang has rapidly grown to become the largest manufacturer of water based paint in China, and the third largest in the world. Deeply committed to environmentally friendly waterborne paint research, development and production, and with an annual production capacity of 1.26 million tons, Chenyang group reduces VOC emissions by 360,000 tons per year, saves 720,000 tons of oil and 1,029,000 tons of standard coal per year when compared to traditional paint manufacturing. Similarly, carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by 2,574,000 tons, equaling emissions from 360,000 cars annually.
Toxnot is an industry-leading technology company with a mission to improve health & sustainability across global supply chains.
Toxnot works with global manufacturers and suppliers to help the world design and build better products.
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