Alina aims at substituting rare and toxic heavy metals used as biocides in paints and building materials by developing an innovative production technology for eco-friendly organoclay material. The clay structure is modified to be encapsulated into the structure of clay minerals.


The need

The demand for environment-friendly, non-hazardous, VOC compliant paints and coatings has increased from the end-user industry since the last decade. The global market value of the paints and coatings market is projected to be around $181.3 billion by 2020 and is projected grow at a CAGR of around 5.0% between 2015 and 2020. The share of European paint sales in global sales volumes was some 30% of the sales value.

The solution

Production technology of eco-friendly nano-clay materials for paints and coatings.

Value proposition

The new nano-clay developed by Alina has anti-microbial properties while being non-toxic for the environment.