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After several successful commercial introductions of its Biopolymer technology in the paper and cardboard industry, TopChim starts new development initiatives to initiate product innovation with waterborne dispersions of biopolymer particles for industrial applications.
Since its discovery on how to make water-dispersed biopolymer particles, Topchim has made several successful commercial introductions of this innovative material in paper and card-board applications. The Biopolymer particles are quite unique due to their renewable nature. They can easily be fine-tuned to customer requirements. They also have good interactions with other materials such as binders and substrates, demonstrating excellent compatibility, cohesion and adhesion properties.
Topchim also succeeded in encapsulating non-water soluble materials such as dyes, UV-absorbers, phase change materials (PCM), perfumes and biocides. These active ingredients can be applied in better environmental and industrial conditions. Whereas vegetable oils are encapsulated, the bio-renewability content of the materials can reach up to 75%. Topchim is able to modify the biopolymer particles in such a way that they are able to enhance properties such as printability, gloss and water repellency.
Topchim is involved in partnerships to co-develop innovative products based on the Biopolymer particle water-based dispersion. In the first instance the focus will be on applications where high water repellency is desired or where encapsulation technology bring added value.