So why are we doing this?

Decovery®: so why are we doing this?

Taking oil from the earth, processing it, and then burning into our atmosphere, thus destroying the only planet we’ve got…why do we do this? It’s a good question. The good news? We don’t need to do this. Which is precisely why we created Decovery®.

Painting a brighter future

If ever it was time for a viable, sustainable alternative to oil-based paints, coatings and inks…this is it. And this is exactly what the Decovery® delivers. Made from up to 49% plant, it can reduce the carbon footprint of paint by up to 34% compared to fossil-based alternatives. 

To put that into perspective, using just 10 kg of Decovery® can have the same positive impact as planting 16 tree seedlings and letting them grow for the next 10 years.

This matter to everyone

But of course, we cannot do this alone. Kicking our oil-based habits and tackling the environmental challenges facing our world requires us all to get involved and commit to change – which in the paint and coatings industry means innovation. 

Here at Covestro we intend to be a catalyst and a leader in making this aspiration a reality by empowering our customers to manufacture plant-based paints and making it easy for people to use them. There’s a clear need for us to come together and create more sustainable products. And it needs to happen sooner – not later. 

Join the movement

Whether you’re a paint manufacturer, a coating company, a designer, an architect, or just plain interested… we’d love to tell you more.