Welcome to News from Desk of The Green Chemist

Bernhard Lembeck is the creator of ProNature. He holds more than 40 years of paint chemistry experience. Born and raised in Wuppertal (Germany), his first professional positions were in the chemical paint industry. Once venturing to South Africa his dream was to introduce natural paints to the far South. His entrepreneurial spirit and desire to create sustainable healthy products led to the opening of ProNature in 1998.

Pronature Halloween Painted Pumpkin
DIY

DIY Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns

Transform any pumpkin into Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas with no mess and no fuss! Just paint the pumpkin, with ProNature’s fast drying wall paint and you have a unique jack-o-lantern in no time.

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Organic Paint
FAQ

Organic Paints – Greenwashing of the Worst Kind or How to mislead your clients

When calling something organic or natural the general public expects to receive materials which are derived from a non-toxic, sustainable and eco-friendly managed source. This source must be managed by organic or at least bio-dynamic principles which do refrain from the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilisers or additives and which are not genetically modified. The definition “organic” is hence predominantly used when talking about foodstuffs.

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FAQ

The Other Paints – There is more to it than just “Lead-Free”

The industrial chemically manufactured paints and coatings undoubtedly have seen enormous technical developments during the last century. The question that is asked more and more often is: Why are paints manufactured in ever-increasing volumes which renounce the use of modern ingredients from synthetic chemistry and why are they sold successfully?

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vocs
FAQ

What are VOCs? Are VOCs toxic?

The current hype to ban or at least reduce VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCs) has befallen the paint industry and the paint consumer alike and the latter is probably in need of explanation what VOCs are all about.

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