Dutch Design Week talk to explore sustainable materials including Decovery plant-based paint - architecture and design

Dutch Design Week talk to explore sustainable materials including Decovery plant-based paint



Dezeen promotion: Decovery paint ingredient manufacturer DSM is hosting a talk at Dutch Design Week on the vital role that plant-based paint can play in making the whole design industry more environmentally friendly.
Entitled Sustainable materials from start to finish, the talk will be hosted by Lawrence Theunissen, the team's head of business development. It will focus on how a ubiquitous materials like paint should be core considerations, rather than an afterthought, when it comes to creating a sustainable design.
Speaking on behalf of the manufacturer of Decovery, Theunissen will discuss how a switch to plant-based paint can have a positive impact on both humans and the environment.

During the talk Theunissen will discuss Decovery ? a series of plant-based resins used for plant-based paint created by DSM as a more sustainable alternative to crude oil-based paints. Compared to standard resins for paints, Decovery resins contain fewer Volatile Organic Compounds ? chemicals which evaporate from the paint and can cause long- and short-term health issues ? significantly improving indoor air quality.
Replacing some of the fossil-based compounds with plant-derived versions also reduces the coating's carbon footprint by up to 34 per cent, without adversely affecting its durability and performance.

The talk is part of a DSM campaign to create awareness about plant-based paint and how to accelerate its adoption. The designers can then consider plant-based paint as a relatively l...
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