Cobalt-free curing of alkyds and of vinylester-styrene coatings

Many coatings dry via chemical crosslinking reactions, which are catalyzed by transition metal complexes. The toxicity of some of these metals is under review currently. In this project, we will search for alternative catalysts based on transition metals that avoid potential toxicity.


André van Linden

Director Coatings technology
AkzoNobel Decorative Paints

Wesley Browne

Associate professor of Molecular inorganic chemistry
University of Groningen