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Fujitsu Labs develops bio-derived, water-based paint

Zafirah Salim | Dec. 11, 2014
This new technology reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 60 percent and volatile organic compounds by 80 percent compared to solvent-based paint.

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd, a subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, has partnered with Mikasa Paint Company, Ltd to develop a bio-derived, water-based paint that can be used to paint the plastic chassis of servers, PCs, and other ICT equipment.

According to a media statement by the research centre, this new development uses an emulsion of polylactic acid - which is derived from biomaterials - that is compatible with the high performance required for the ICT equipment.

Compared to conventional solvent-based paint, this bio-derived, water-based paint reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 60 percent and volatile organic compounds by 80 percent.

Fujitsu Labs also said that it plans to expand the use of this paint in its own products, such as servers and PCs, in order to conserve resources and reduce environmental burden.

 

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