Brightplus is pleased to announce a long-term partnership with Natural Indigo Finland Oy – a supplier of sustainable ethically produced indigo colours from Finland. Natural Indigo Finland provides Brightplus with industrial side-streams for durable water-based decorative and protective coatings.
With EU Green Deal regulations approaching, replacing synthetic colourants with natural alternatives is a growing global trend. Natural Indigo Finland is producing indigo dye from its fields close to Arctic Circle. Their mission is to provide a viable alternative to harmful chemicals used in synthetic indigo dyeing.
Natural Indigo Finland provides Brightplus with natural vegetable peel-based side-streams for BrightBio water-based coatings. With BrightBio technology, Brightplus will develop incremental functionalities like increased durability for different natural colour options. These side-stream based coatings can be used with glass, metal, wood and other decorative purposes such as art.
−Sustainability is a global trend, and we need to innovate new materials from renewable sources. This is a unique opportunity for cooperation – both companies are in their early stages, and we can research, innovate and build value to our customers together, says Pasi Ainasoja, the founder of Natural Indigo Finland.
− We already have shipped solution samples to our European customers, as the global luxury markets benefit from these unique colours grown under the White Nights of Finland. Combining our business networks creates attractive export opportunities for both companies, says the Managing Director of Brightplus, Milja Hannu-Kuure.