Elevance and Stahl collaborate to bring high-performing, bio-based coatings to the market

Woodridge, Ill., USA and Waalwijk, Netherlands (18 March, 2019) – Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., a leading producer of novel, high-performing specialty chemicals from renewable feedstocks, has signed a supply agreement with Stahl, the global leader in leather chemicals and high-performance coatings. The agreement enables Stahl to commercialize new coatings and Polyurethanes Dispersions (PUDs) based on Elevance’s C18™ Polyol technology.

Stahl and Elevance have collaborated since 2016 to develop high-performing coatings using Elevance’s C18™ Polyols, a new class of bio-based polyurethane building blocks. Under the recent agreement, the companies will continue to develop new C18-based coatings with an emphasis on flexible substrates for various markets, including the demanding automotive segment.

This novel C18™ Polyol technology enables the development of hydrophobic and semi-crystalline bio-based coatings, with improved hydrolytic stability, while keeping the desired flexibility. Stahl will be showcasing these, and other, high-performing, bio-based technologies at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany in March 2019.

“We have reached a significant milestone with our C18™ Polyol technology,” said Rusty Pittman, Chief Commercial Officer at Elevance. “Through our collaboration with Stahl this technology is enabling bio-based coatings and PUDs with truly exceptional performance.”

“We are very happy to announce this partnership, that enables us to serve the high market demands of our customers with high performance solutions, while improving the environmental footprint,” said Uwe Siebgens, Group Director Performance Coatings and Polymers. “Enabled by C18™ Polyol technology we are broadening our portfolio of bio-based high performance Polyols and Polyurethanes in our Relca and Permutex water-based Polyurethane ranges. Depending on the requirements we have the opportunity to design products based on various kind of plant oils”.

About Stahl
Stahl is the world leader in leather chemicals and high-performance coatings. Our products provide functionality, durability and comfort to many different materials used in everyday life. Through our continuous focus on innovation and improving the environmental footprint, Stahl adds value to differentiated high-end industries with a unique service model for premium solutions. As part of its corporate responsibility, Stahl is actively driving change in the industry by initiating activities that promote transparency and to provide environmental solutions for the supply chain, involving close collaboration with its partners.

About Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. is a leading bio-based chemical company which produces novel, high-performing specialty chemicals from plant oils using a proprietary Nobel Prize-winning olefin metathesis technology. These chemical building blocks are leveraged in a wide range of applications, including detergents, coatings, personal care, oil field, agricultural chemicals and engineered polymers. www.elevance.com.