Design / Decoration Materials

Bio-Based Color Coating and Flakes for Design

At BioPowder.com, we are proud to introduce our latest innovation: bio-based color coating solutions. Our newly launched line of natural color particles for bio colors, Olea Colors, aims to replace conventional color flakes that rely on mineral substrates. With a wide range of captivating colors and various grain sizes, Olea Color Flakes not only offers versatility in design applications, but also sets new environmental standards.

Originally conceived as a proof of concept, Olea Colors emerged from our commitment to developing a natural substrate for color flakes. Traditionally, quartz-based color flakes have dominated the field of color coatings and polymer composites. However, our project has evolved into a comprehensive range of on-demand particles for bio colors. As an alternative, we also provide manufacturers of color particles with a natural substrate derived entirely from refined olive stones.

Experience the future of color coatings and bio colors with our bio-based color flakes. Contact us now to explore the extensive possibilities of Olea Colors and join us in making a positive impact on both design aesthetics and the environment.

Applications of Bio Colors in Architecture, Design and Construction

Recommended applications for the color flakes are:

  • Decorative infill granules, i.e. for flooring systems, terraria and gardening concepts
  • Stone carpets, decks, claddings, and panels
  • Mortar, cement, plaster, and cast systems
  • Asphalt and bitumen mixes
  • Vinyl compounds
  • Countertop and cast resins
  • Anti-slip and textured coatings

Natural Performance Particles from Circular Economy Resources

Olea Colors not only offer stunning decorative qualities, but also boast exceptional features that make them stand out as a superior choice for bio-based color coating. With a wide variety of colors, impressive strength and stability, and excellent mechanical resistance, our color particles for bio-based color coating are designed to withstand scuffing and maintain their vibrant appearance even when exposed to UV rays and chemical agents. Additionally, they excel in thermal and acoustic performance, adding value to any design project. Furthermore, their unique properties simplify the process of achieving seamless finishes, making them an ideal solution for creating visually appealing and environmentally friendly bio-based color coating.

Olea Colors, our bio color solution, serves as an exceptional alternative to quartz colors in various manufacturing industries. Not only do they offer a wide range of captivating shades and grain sizes, but they also enhance abrasion and scratch resistance. These bio-based color coatings provide exceptional support for thin layering techniques and can be effortlessly applied to any surface, making them particularly well-suited for sustainable renovation projects. Choose Olea Colors to achieve both aesthetic appeal and environmental consciousness in your coatings.

The substrate solutions made by BioPowder.com have their origin on the olive tree. In a complex process, olives are compressed in the olive oil mill, which produces a solid residue. From this so-called olive cake, we extract the crushed fragments of olive stone in order to refine them into micronized granules and fine powders. Hence, the manufacturing process involves by-products only. No crops are required for this upcycling process, which transforms agricultural waste into high-performance

terials.

Made-to-Measure Substrates and Bio-Granules for Colours

Depending on the application, we produce natural and coloured granules in a variety of grain size ranges. This enables a wealth of rheology and texture effects, possibly with anti-slip properties. Most common sizes include:

0-100 µm 
100-315 µm 
300-600 µm 
600-800 µm 
0.8-1.3 mm 
1.3-1.7 mm 
0.6-2 mm 
1.3-3 mm

Olea Colors can be mixed with epoxy, polyurethane or polyaspartic resin in order to create seamless coatings that are extremely resistant, with a recommended thickness that varies between 3 and 10 millimetres. The composition of the olive stone substrate allows for easy dying with plant-based or mineral sustainable pigments. In addition, we provide hydrophobic particles using silane-based or other methods.

At BioPowder.com, we are proud to be natural colors suppliers, dedicated to advancing sustainability in material science and leading the way in replacing harmful microplastics. Our substrates derived from fruit stones not only promote eco-friendly disposal and recycling practices, but also offer potential cost and resource savings across various industries. While naturally biodegradable, Olea Colors exhibit an impressive lifespan and serve as truly multifunctional solutions. Join us in embracing bio decoration and making a positive impact on both the environment and your design projects.

Whether you are creating decoration bio or functional coatings, we encourage you to get in touch with us. At BioPowder.com, we are dedicated to helping you find the perfect color particle solution for your needs. Our minimum order quantities for color batches are low, ensuring accessibility for all, and we offer worldwide shipping to any destination. Contact us today and let us assist you in bringing your design vision to life with our exceptional bio-based color coating solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Bio-Based Color Coating

1. Are bio based materials sustainable?

Yes, bio-based materials are generally considered more sustainable than those from fossil sources. They are derived from renewable resources such as plants, crops, or agricultural waste, which makes them less reliant on finite fossil fuel resources. Bio-based materials often have lower carbon footprints compared to traditional petroleum-based materials, and they can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, many bio-based materials are biodegradable or compostable, further enhancing their sustainability credentials. At BioPowder.com, we offer a wide range of sustainable solutions derived exclusively from compostable by-products. Our bio-based materials have extremely low carbon footprints and do not require any industrial recycling. With our high-quality bio-based materials, we provide performance-driven solutions that align with your environmental values. Choose BioPowder.com for a greener future.

2. What is the meaning of biobased material?

Bio-based materials are materials that are derived from renewable biological resources. They are typically derived from plants, crops, or agricultural waste, and can include various forms such as fibres, resins, polymers, or chemicals. Bio-based materials are considered an alternative to conventional materials that are derived from fossil fuels. The production and use of bio-based materials have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote resource efficiency, and contribute to a more sustainable and circular economy.

3. What is bio-based coating?

Bio-based coating refers to a type of coating that is derived from renewable resources such as plants, crops, or agricultural waste. These coatings are designed to offer sustainable alternatives to traditional petroleum-based coatings. Bio-based coatings can be used in a wide range of applications, including architectural coatings, automotive coatings, packaging coatings, and more. They provide similar performance properties to conventional coatings while reducing the environmental impact associated with fossil fuel-derived materials. BioPowder.com's bio-based color coatings take the concept of bio-based coatings to the next level. With a focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility, our bio-based color coatings are derived from renewable resources, specifically formulated to provide vibrant and durable colors for a variety of applications. By replacing petroleum-based color coatings with our bio-based alternatives, customers can enjoy the same level of performance while significantly reducing their environmental footprint. Our bio-based color coatings offer exceptional versatility and can be applied in diverse industries such as architecture, automotive, packaging, and more. Whether you're looking to enhance the aesthetic appeal of a building facade, create eye-catching automotive finishes, or develop eco-friendly packaging solutions, our bio-based color coatings are the ideal choice. They provide the same level of performance and visual impact as traditional coatings, but with the added benefit of being derived from renewable resources.

4. What are the different types of biobased coatings?

There are several types of bio-based coatings available: 
Bio-based polymer coatings: These coatings are made from renewable resources such as plant-based polymers like starch, cellulose, or proteins. They can be used in various applications, including paints, varnishes, and protective coatings.
Bio-based resin coatings: These coatings are derived from natural resins, such as those obtained from trees or plants. Examples include shellac or rosin-based coatings used in woodworking or natural resin coatings for packaging materials.
Bio-based waterborne coatings: These coatings use water as a carrier instead of traditional solvent-based systems. They can be formulated with bio-based resins or polymers and are often used in the architectural, automotive, and furniture industries.
Bio-based powder coatings: These coatings are produced from bio-based resins or polymers in powder form. They are typically applied electrostatically and then cured through heat. Powder coatings are widely used in various industries due to their durability and eco-friendly characteristics.

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