Profile & expertise

Procoat Tecnologías is a Spanish company with more that 40 years of experience in the development of surface treatments for metal surfaces.

The last Generation in surface treatments developed by Procoat are water based, VOC´s & Cr free solutions and they are all based on acrylic polymers well known around the world under the tradename BRUGAL®.

The different polymers used in our Surface Treatments are fully designed and developed by Procoat depending on each type of application. Our commitment with the environment is very strong and we are willing to develop our current and new technology based on more sustainable raw materials like recycled MMA.

Our Headquarters is located in Barcelona (Spain) and we currently have 3 different subsidiaries in USA (TecCoat LLC), in India (GreenCoat Private Limited LTD) and in Germany (Procoat Deutschland).


Role in the Project

The main contribution of Procoat Tecnologías to the project will be to check and validate if rMMA can be suitable for the development of Surface Treatments in the metal industry.

Our current know-how allows us to modify the polymerization process with rMMA in case that the impurity level affects to our standard polymer formulations.

It is also possible that we could successfully use rMMA with high impurities since we also develop coloured coatings.

A full investigation will be carried out in different formulations polymerized with rMMA and General performance will be evaluated in comparison with standard MMA.


Juanjo Bermejo Abellán

+34 620 473 938

+49 172 431 9059

Juanjo Bermejo Abellán

Having finished his master’s degree in Chemistry at Ramon Llull   University (IQS), Juanjo Bermejo continued his education in the Electrochemistry Department with the development of oxygen sensors for the corrosion control in molten metals (transmutation of Nuclear residues in collaboration with CIEMAT for the TECLA project). After that time he became IQS Chemical Engineer . With this background in corrosion phenomena he finally joined Procoat in 2007 and was responsible for growing the company in Asia and  American markets. After some years in Deutschland for managing and setting up the German Branch of Procoat , he became the Technology Director leading most of the  projects on advanced surface treatments for metal surfaces in the European area.

Felipe Alarcia

Chemical Engineer by the University of Aveiro (Portugal) specialized in Polymers and Papermaking, and PhD in Polymer Science by the University of the Basque Country (Spain) working on the development of emulsion polymers. Felipe Alarcia started his professional career as a development chemist for Avery Dennison Performance Polymers focusing on the production of water based adhesives. Later he joined Lubrizol Advanced Materials where he hold different positions ranging from product development, application manager, marketing and technical service manager for the coatings business. Felipe joined ProCoat in 2022 as the Head of Polymers where he leads the research, design, synthesis, production and quality assurance of acrylic resins synthesized by emulsion and solution polymerization.

Didier Caneilles

Once graduate from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille (France) with a master’s degree in chemistry, Didier Caneilles started his career in the coating industry in the UK developing polymers (acrylic and polyester resins) and coatings for the Marine industry. Didier gathered an extensive working experience in the technical assistance and customer relationships while working in UK and Germany within the automotive industry, lubricants industry and industrial finishes industry. Didier joined ProCoat Deutschland as a Business developer in 2021 where he is now responsible for growing the company and giving technical assistance in Germany, Central Europe and Nordic region.