Groundbreaking Project Can Quantum Computing Accelerate the Development of Sustainable Paints and Coatings?

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Akzonobel has partnered with Microsoft to explore how quantum computing could accelerate the development of high-performance and more sustainable paints and coatings. With this collaboration, both the firms will co-develop a virtual laboratory which will use quantum computing and other Microsoft Azure cloud services to conduct experiments.

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Quantum chemical computation is capable of simulating chemical reactions at an unprecedented level of accuracy.
Quantum chemical computation is capable of simulating chemical reactions at an unprecedented level of accuracy.
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Amsterdam/The Netherlands – Akzonobel and Microsoft have teamed up to explore how quantum computing could help fast track the development of high-performance and more sustainable paints and coatings. Scientists from both parties will co-develop what will effectively be a virtual laboratory. The aim is to conduct experiments using quantum computing and other Microsoft Azure cloud services.

Quantum chemical computation is capable of simulating chemical reactions at an unprecedented level of accuracy. Together, Microsoft and Akzonobel will explore how this can contribute to creating more advanced and sustainable products through collaborative experimentation and development.

“This is a really exciting partnership which has the potential to be truly groundbreaking,” says Klaas Kruithof, Akzonobel’s Chief Technology Officer.

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Quantum chemistry offers game-changing industrial applications and possibilities. It could help to overcome many of the practical boundaries associated with traditional laboratory methods – such as availability of raw materials, physical equipment capacity constraints, toxicity and environmental conditions. So, it could drastically reduce the time it takes to find substitute ingredients for making products more sustainable, with new functionalities, or for replacing scarce raw materials.

Pim Koeckhoven, Technology Director in Research and Development at Akzonobel explains, “Up until now, the quality of traditional computer simulations hasn’t been up to the task. Microsoft’s Azure Quantum system offers incredible opportunities for us to take our research into an entirely new digital realm and speed up the development of new novel catalysts and chemical reactions.”

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