The overall objective is to reduce the impact of toxic chemicals on the environment and human health by reducing toxic biocides and VOCs in paint and coating formulations with a safe, sustainable and novel organoclay-based material.
All paint manufacturers are struggling with the same problem – to reduce and substitute toxic (biocides) chemicals in order to satisfy European Union regulatory requirements. ALINA scientists have developed an organoclay-based material for biocide reduction.
Every new paint and coating component results in formulation change, which is time- and resource- intensive process for paint and coating companies, creating burdens for environment-friendly, sustainable material implementation in market. To ease the reach of EU targets for paint industry and to introduce ALINA product in EU market, the project “Alina Life Formulations in Open-Source Platform” was initiated. In June 2018 Alina team and EU commission (EASME) signed grant agreement about project funding.
|Expected duration:||01/07/2018- 30/06/2022|
|Project No:||LIFE17 ENV/LV/000318|
|Name of the coordinating beneficiary:||ALINA|
|Name of the associated beneficiary:||University of Latvia and Riga Technical University|
|Name of the Financers:||EU LIFE+ Proramm, and The Administration of Latvian Environment Protection Fund|
|Location of the project:||Latvia, Europe|
|Project Manager:||Solvita Kostjukova|
|Telephone No:||00 371 26742227|
|Address:||Pulkveža Brieža Str. 8-1, Riga LV1004|
Project has three specific targets (ST)
Project will provide a set of tools for paint and coating industry to substitute toxic chemicals. The novel approach of public online platform with published formulations and ability to trace components will increase industry’s knowledge and facilitate transparency in product value chains.
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