24 November 2009 17:46 [Source: ICIS news]
Under the companies' joint development agreement, Lignol said its HP-L lignin will replace some of the petrochemicals used in the coatings.
"There is a significant market trend toward products containing renewable and sustainable materials that have environmental and functional benefits," according to a statement by Chuck Kahle, PPG chief technology officer.
Lignol develops process technology used to produce cellulosic ethanol and lignin.
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