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DRT at ECS 2017: Unveils FORAL® Wood Rosins for Adhesives

Published on 2017-04-04. Author : SpecialChem

DRT, the owner of Pinova Inc. has joined with global experts in coating and adhesives at the International European Coatings Show, in Nuremberg Germany. With the recent acquisition of Pinova Inc., DRT has added the Pinova ranges of products to its product portfolio and is introducing the new additions at Nuremberg.


New Additions

  • FORAL® products are refined wood rosins which are the palest and most highly stabilized rosins commercially available. They are mainly utilized in adhesives and marine paints applications.
  • VINSOL® is a range of natural resins extracted from pinewood stumps and refined through a special process. VINSOL® products are produced exclusively by Pinova, Inc. and target the coating, construction and concrete manufacturing markets. Both groups are designed for this fast changing sector and deliver innovative, efficient solutions from naturally occurring feedstocks providing true sustainability and reduced environmental impact.

Sustainable Alternative to Petroleum-based Ingredients

Since its creation, DRT has used plant-based resources derived from the forest industry. The research of alternatives to fossil based products is a primary corporate objective. With its bio-based resins, DRT supplies more than 20 industrial sectors from the adhesives market (including packaging, tape, tags, construction) to the coating and road marking industries. These products offer a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based ingredients. With their proven performance and cost-effectiveness, DRT products allow numerous industries to take a green shift.

Benjamin Léger, DRT’s Marketing Manager for Chemical Intermediates, explained:
"Our goal is to provide technical and economic solutions. The acquisition of the North American company, Pinova Inc., allows us to expand our ranges of resins to better answer the market’s expectations and future requirements. FORAL® is a tangible example of the kind of stabilized resins demanded by our customers today."

In addition to being known for its high quality products, DRT is also admired for its eco-responsible approach. DRT operations at all levels strive to be environmentally friendly, ethical and innovative – forming the basis of their corporate culture.

About DRT

DRT (Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques) is specialized in the development of rosin and turpentine extracted from pine resin. As a French family-owned company, DRT employs 1,200 people and boasts sales of €350 million. Over 80% of sales are generated in international markets. DRT has sales offices and numerous industrial sites across the globe, including four factories in France, one in China and three in India through a joint venture. DRT mainly supplies the perfume, adhesive, rubber, ink and food supplement markets.

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Source: DRT
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