CoaST - The Hempel Foundation Coatings Science and Technology Centre.

The Hempel Foundation has been involved since 2000 in creating an international research environment at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

CoaST - The Hempel Foundation Coatings Science and Technology Centre (CoaST) opened in 2017 at DTU – Technical University of Denmark with the vision of becoming a globally leading centre for research, innovation and education within sustainable coatings technologies.

The donation for the research centre will help ensure:
• Improved functionality in coatings
• Optimal protection of valuable constructions
• Reduced emissions in coatings production and application
• A better environment for people and the planet

CoaST draws on the best professional expertise in both academia and industry, and seeks to make a profound difference to both the coatings industry and the environment.
Besides research and innovation, CoaST provides high-quality, industrially relevant education in the field of functional coatings by contributing to teaching and supervision of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students enrolled at DTU Chemical Engineering.

When fully operational, CoaST is expected to have an experienced faculty, a number of visiting professors as well as 20 PhD students engaged in projects related to sustainable coatings research. The close link between research, industry and education supports the centre’s mission to attract and train a new generation of expert engineers within the field of coatings, while also generating valuable knowledge on coatings for a better future.

The Hempel Foundation has been involved since 2000 in creating an international research environment at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) for the education of highly skilled engineers and researchers specialising in coating technologies. This has resulted in a genuinely international research environment, with faculty and students from Poland, Denmark, China, Russia and Spain among other countries.