Name: Nature Coatings Sector: New materials from processing waste Pros: Organic-based black pigments as a by-product of the wood industry Characteristics: These pigments have smaller environmental and health impacts compared to the carbon black pigments currently in use     “Over the last 15 years, I have invested in the idea of obtaining organic-based pigments that are as well-performing and as competitive as oil-based ones,” states Jane Palmer, CEO of Nature Coatings. The American company uses waste material from the wood industry to produce a high-performance black pigment, a biobased alternative that can be used instead of the millions of tonnes of oil-derived carbon black that are made in the world each year. The two types of black pigment, SW and UR –...