Polymers from molecular lego for ‘green’ paint

ICMS and Chemical Engineering & Chemistry researchers Ilja Voets, Remco Tuinier and Bert Meijer have received a grant of 700.000 euro from the NWO Fund New Chemical Innovations. They received the funding for the development of an environmentally friendly paint. The team will appoint two PhD students and two post-doctoral researchers. The research project will be executed in close collaboration with the companies SyMo-Chem and DSM Coatings Resins, who contribute together one third of the total project budget.

The Fund NCI is a flexible instrument that promotes co-operation and knowledge transfer between knowledge institutes and companies. In this public-private partnership program at least two companies (TA) act as co-applicant.