01-04-2019 - 31-08-2020



Bio-Aromatics4Coatings is a TKI-BBEG Dutch funded project with a focus on coating application. Project coordinator and Biorizon co-initiator TNO is collaborating with several key companies in the coatings supply chain to evaluate biobased 3-methylphthalic anhydride, called bio-MPA.

The goal of Bio-Aromatics4Coatings is to further develop the TNO conversion technology for bio-MPA and subsequently demonstrate the applicability of bio-MPA in water-based alkyd coatings as a replacement of petrochemical phthalic anhydride. Successful demonstration promotes implementation of bio-MPA and bio-aromatics in general and thereby significant impact can be realized, as shown in the figure below.

In addition to application demonstrations, the techno-economic feasibility and environmental impact of bio-MPA application in alkyd coatings will be assessed within the project.

Project Partners

This project is co-financed by the 'Dutch Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO)'.

Call for Participation & More Information

Project coordinator TNO is looking for companies that are willing to cooperate in consortia like these, in order to jointly create new biobased coatings and enable the commercialisation of new bio-aromatics that are required for this. For more information, please contact Roger Blokland via or +31 (0)6 11 27 60 55

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This project is made possible by a contribution from the European
Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the framework of OP-Zuid.

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