Auro Pflanzenchemie AG

Auro Pflanzenchemie AG (AURO) is a consistent pioneer in the field of ecological natural paints, wood care and cleaning products. Their paints, varnishes, varnishes, oils, waxes, cleaning and care products made from natural materials are powerful and unique in their combination of quality and ecological orientation. The company was founded in 1983 as a GmbH, in 1998 it was converted into a stock corporation. AURO AG currently employs 45 people, 6 of whom work in research and development. The basic material of modern chemistry essentially consists of the non-renewable raw material crude oil. The material resources of future chemistry are abundantly available in our biosphere: the plants. The AURO company has been building on this raw material concept of the future since 1983.

Role in the project:

Auro will mainly contribute to the coating development in WP 3 and will revise the guideline “Use of Wood in Health Buildings” with focus on coating performance and tests.

Key personnel:

Dr. Markus Lettau is head of research and development at AURO Pflanzenchemie AG. His expertise is the synthesis of biopolymers for the use in paints and coatings. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Science from the Technical University of Clausthal-Zellerfeld in the field of synthesis and characterization of polymers synthesized by controlled radical polymerization.

Relevant expertise:

Development of in house used, physically drying binder Replebin® which was funded by a ZIM Solo project, as a replacement for a chemically drying binder. Modifying of binders for the paint industry by radical polymerization.

Contact information:

Dr. Markus Lettau

E-mail: [email protected]

Address: Alte Frankfurter Strasse 211A, D-38122 Braunschweig, Germany