Glatfelter to use biolatex binders for sustainability and improved coating formulations
BURLINGTON—EcoSynthetix Inc, a renewable chemicals company that produces bio-based products, has signed a long-term agreement with P.H. Glatfelter for Glatfelter to use EcoSphere biolatex binders at its mills in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, and Chillicothe, Ohio.
Glatfelter will use the biolatex binders in both mill locations for improved coating formulations and to further improve its environmental footprint. Glatfelter manufactures specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials including NatureSolv technology that utilizes naturally-based, organic solvents to create a carbonless capsule used in every Glatfelter carbonless brand.
“Glatfelter’s commitment to innovation and sustainability fit perfectly with our EcoSphere offerin,” said John van Leeuwen, Chief Executive Officer of EcoSynthetix. “Glatfelter clearly recognizes, and values, the benefit that our EcoSphere biolatex binders provide to the environment relative to traditional petroleum-based alternatives. Our ability to provide them with a sustainable alternative that met or exceeded the properties of petroleum-based binders won the account.”
The long-term agreement includes volume projections in the first year with volume increases over time. Glatfelter anticipates using a significant substitution rate of EcoSphere biolatex to traditional binder.