In the context that the main import markets of Vietnamese wooden furniture such as the EU, US, UK, and Japan are applying carbon taxes in the near future, a reporter from Wood and Furniture magazine had a conversation with Ms. Bui Thi Chinh – CEO of Nanochem, a pioneer in producing Water-based Wood Coatings in Vietnam since 2005.

1. What should manufacturers do for green transformation?

– Manufacturers should focus on two main factors: green factories and green products. With green products, they need to use environmentally friendly materials with low carbon emissions. Specifically, in the wood processing industry, choosing Water-Based Wood Coatings instead of solvent-based paint will play a very important role.

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2. How is Water-based Wood Coatings different from solven-based wood coatings and how does it help promote the green transformation?

– The main ingredient in Water-Based Wood Coatings is water so carbon emissions are very low, can achieve net zero carbon. Meanwhile, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in solvent-based paints account for up to 85%, so carbon emissions are very high.

3. Why has Nanochem Water-based Wood Coatings been widely used in Vietnam over the past 2 decades?

– Nanochem is a pioneer company in producing Water-based Wood Coatings. Applying NANO technology and German technology, Nanochem’s Water-based Wood Coatings are good grain raising resistance, fast dry, highly transparency and excellent anti-yellowing resistance.

4. What are the biggest achievements of Nanochem recently?

– Nanochem is one of the first companies to achieve GreenGuard and GreenGuard Gold certification since 2018 by UL.

– RH (Restoration Hardware) has been using Nanochem’s Water-based Wood Coatings since 2018. Many manufacturers also converted 100% to Nanochem Water-based Wood Coatings in a very short time with up to 25% cost savings compared to NC.

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