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

Professor of Molecular inorganic chemistry
University of Groningen

Bas de Bruin

Professor of Homogeneous of catalysis
University of Amsterdam

Linda Eijsink

PhD candidate
University of Groningen

Johan Bootsma

PhD candidate
University of Amsterdam