Axalta launches ISCC Plus Certified bio-based powder coatings

05 June 2024

Axalta has launched its Alesta BioCore range of powder coating solutions derived from non-food organic waste. The new offering enables up to a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to incumbent products containing fossil fuel-based polyester resins, while offering the same performance benefits and properties.

The new range marks another milestone for Axalta after becoming the first manufacturer within the powder coatings industry to receive the ISCC Plus accreditation for bio-based feedstock sourcing practices earlier this year.

As construction, architecture and industrial customers work to reduce their carbon footprint, replacing traditional polyester resins with sustainable solutions like Alesta BioCore provides a quick and cost-effective way to cut scope 3 emissions.

This is made possible via the use of natural raw materials sourced from sustainable and fully traceable non-food sources, which eliminates any additional burden on food supply. Such materials contain significantly lower levels of embodied carbon, with all of the same benefits as fossil fuel-based equivalents.


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The new range of biobased powder coatings includes:

  • Alesta SD BioCore Architectural SuperDurable is a range of super durable, biobased powder coatings formulated with high performance exterior grade pigments of the highest quality. This Qualicoat Class II- and AAMA2604-certified product line delivers exceptional weather and UV resistance and is backed by a warranty of up to 25 years
  • Alesta AP BioCore Architectural is a range of standard durable, biobased powder coatings formulated with high quality exterior grade pigments. Designed for outdoor architectural substrates and outdoor structures such as cladding, it is compliant with standards such as Qualicoat Class I, AAMA 2603 and GSB Florida 1 (Standard) and is backed by a warranty of up to 15 years
  • Alesta IP BioCore Industrial, Alesta IP is a range of biobased powder coatings for outdoor industrial applications, offering excellent weather resistance, outstanding mechanical properties for outdoor durability, and first-rate reactivite

“Sustainability is a key focus area for our business and our customers and partners, who are increasingly focused on addressing their environmental footprint,” Shelley Bausch, president, Global Industrial Coatings at Axalta, said. “The Alesta BioCore range of powder coatings can have a significant and immediate impact, cutting emissions by up to 25 percent when compared to incumbent solutions.”

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