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AkzoNobel and Volvo Ocean Race innovate Race Boat Experience

AMSTERDAM, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Visitors to the race villages in the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race will be able to explore a life-size replica of the competing Volvo Ocean 65 (VO65) yachts as part of a major attraction being presented in … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel explores opportunities in building a world-class facility for the buildings and construction industries

AMSTERDAM, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business is studying plans to build a world-class plant for its Bermocoll® business, which supplies essential ingredients for the paint and buildings and construction industries. The study – expected to be completed by … Read the full press release

Solar Team Eindhoven’s solar-powered family car features high performance coatings supplied by AkzoNobel

AMSTERDAM, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Students from Eindhoven University of Technology taking part in this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia will be aiming to blaze a winning trail in a stunning new vehicle featuring high performance coatings supplied by … Read the full press release

Thierry Vanlancker to succeed Ton Büchner as AkzoNobel CEO

AMSTERDAM, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel announces today that Chief Executive Ton Büchner steps down with immediate effect due to health reasons. The company has announced Thierry Vanlancker as the new CEO. Ton joined AkzoNobel in 2012 and has been … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel to double production capacity at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China

AMSTERDAM, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business is working on plans to double production capacity at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China, during the next two years. A project to boost the capacity by 40% is already underway, … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel’s Surface Chemistry business named 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced AkzoNobel’s Surface Chemistry business as a 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year. The business was recognized for its role in proactively advancing the safer chemistry and safer product goals of the … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel and Maersk Line to jointly elevate sustainability in the maritime industry

AMSTERDAM, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel and leading global container shipping company Maersk Line have signed a strategic sustainability partnership to reduce carbon emissions per container shipped by 10%. The aim of the partnership – which reflects the mutual ambition of … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel announces new ambition to use 100% renewable energy and become carbon neutral by 2050

AMSTERDAM, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel has committed to accelerating its sustainability agenda by announcing a new ambition to use 100% renewable energy and become carbon neutral by 2050. The company has been among the global leaders in sustainability for more … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel: newly developed biodegradable chelating agent to help detergent industry meet stringent use of phosphates rules

Detergent manufacturers can now meet strict environmental regulations relating to the use of phosphates following the launch of a new ingredient developed by AkzoNobel’s Chelates business. AMSTERDAM, 12-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The product – Dissolvine M-40 – is a chelating agent … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel to build new powder coatings plant in Mumbai, India

AMSTERDAM, 30-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel has broken ground on its new powder coatings plant in Mumbai, India. The investment of €9 million will allow the company to increase capacity in the region, which forms an important part of its organic … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel 2Q2016: Increased volumes while improving profitability across all Business Areas

AMSTERDAM, 19-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Continued volume growth with improved profitability across all Business Areas A strong adverse currency impact Volumes up 1 percent, driven by Decorative Paints and Performance Coatings EBIT (operating income excluding incidental items) up 9 percent … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel completes phase one of its performance coatings plant expansion in Cikarang, Indonesia

Cikarang, Indonesia, 18-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel has completed phase one of the €2.5 million expansion of its performance coatings plant in Cikarang, Indonesia. The investment will increase capacity at the facility by 40 percent and will help the company meet … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel awarded Gold Class distinction for excellent sustainability performance

AMSTERDAM, 21-Jan-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel’s number one ranking on the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) has resulted in the award of an Industry Leader, Gold Class distinction for excellent sustainability performance. The recognition also includes a listing in the … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel acquires full control of EkO Peroxide LLC, its hydrogen peroxide joint venture

AMSTERDAM, 21-Jan-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel has strengthened its position in the North American hydrogen peroxide market after acquiring the outstanding shares in EkO Peroxide LLC from joint venture partner OCI Peroxygens LLC (a subsidiary of OCI Enterprises Inc.). Established nine … Read the full press release

Sikkens-coated solar car won in this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia

Students from Delft University of Technology scorched to victory in this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in a vehicle which once again featured a coatings system developed by AkzoNobel. AMSTERDAM, 5-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Nuon Solar Team has been sponsored … Read the full press release

High performance coatings from AkzoNobel used in the new cultural center in Athens due to be completed early next year

Visitors to a new cultural center in Athens that’s due to house the Greek National Opera will find that high performance coatings from AkzoNobel have taken center stage. AMSTERDAM, 5-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Being designed by renowned architects Renzo Piano Building Workshop, … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel’s color trends study: gold is Color of the Year for 2016

AkzoNobel’s influential annual global study of color trends has been launched, with a shade of gold being unveiled as Color of the Year for 2016. AMSTERDAM, 16-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — An appropriate color for an Olympic year, it was chosen … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel to purchase sustainably generated steam from Dutch energy provider Eneco

AkzoNobel has signed a multi-year agreement to purchase sustainably generated steam from Dutch energy provider Eneco. The partnership will help to reduce the company’s CO2 emissions by more than 100,000 tons a year. AMSTERDAM, 16-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The agreement became … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel: The Dutch initiative designed to investigate how waste can be used as a raw material to produce chemicals attracted eight more commercial parties

A major Dutch initiative designed to investigate how waste can be used as a raw material to produce chemicals has more than doubled in size since being launched late last year. AMSTERDAM, 10-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Initially formed by AkzoNobel, … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel expands its portfolio of locally produced agrochemical products in China

AkzoNobel is helping customers in China to make more efficient use of limited land resources by expanding its portfolio of locally produced agrochemical products. AMSTERDAM, 15-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — China has a well-documented shortage of arable land, which means sustainable … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel contributed to the development of world’s first modular car unveiled at major motor show in Amsterdam

The world’s first modular car is being unveiled today at a major motor show in Amsterdam, with AkzoNobel having made an important contribution to its development. AMSTERDAM, 20-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Nova high performance electronic vehicle is built by 26 … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel-sponsored Economist Intelligence Unit’s new report called Tomorrow’s cities explores how cities can create optimal environments for citizens

A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by AkzoNobel explores how cities can create optimal environments for citizens. AMSTERDAM, 13-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The report, called Tomorrow’s cities, features city experts and executives from across the world, … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel and Givaudan won The 2015 Future Ingredients Showcase Award at the annual Global Food Technology & Innovation Summit for their low sodium mineral salt product OneGrain

A low sodium mineral salt product jointly developed by AkzoNobel and flavor experts Givaudan recently won a leading industry innovation award at the annual Global Food Technology & Innovation Summit in London. AMSTERDAM, 10-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The 2015 Future … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel and Photanol team up to develop process for harnessing the power of the sun to make chemicals

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 19-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel and cleantech company Photanol have teamed up to develop a process for harnessing the power of the sun to make chemicals. The two companies will work on creating sustainable technology which mimics the way plants … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel releases its 2014 Q2 results

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 23-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel releases its 2014 Q2 results Volumes positive in all three Business Areas Revenue down 4 percent, mainly due to 5 percent adverse currency effects Operating income €353 million (2013: €322 million) reflecting increased volume and benefits … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel and National Maritime Museum to restore the Dutch Royal Barge de Koningssloep

AkzoNobel has begun work on restoring the Dutch Royal Barge, de Koningssloep, through a partnership with the National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) in Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 17-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Experts from the company’s yacht paints business are carrying out the intricate restoration … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel names Maëlys Castella as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 17-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel has today announced the appointment of Maëlys Castella (47) as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. She will officially take up the position on September 15. Maëlys Castella succeeds Keith Nichols, who announced his intention to … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel’s new €80 million Imperatriz Chemical Island in Brazil starts operation

AkzoNobel’s new €80 million Imperatriz Chemical Island in Brazil is now operational and has started supplying the Suzano Maranhão Pulp Mill in northern Brazil. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 14-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Operated by the company’s Pulp and Performance Chemicals business, the state-of-the-art Imperatriz facility … Read the full press release

Solvay and AkzoNobel partner with EY to develop monitoring system that tracks and quantifies the use of renewable raw materials

Brussels, 9-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay and AkzoNobel have joined forces with EY (Ernst & Young) to jointly develop a monitoring system that tracks and quantifies the use of renewable raw materials in paints, coatings and other applications. The partnership … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel introduced the first digital tool that enables shipping operators to accurately assess and predict the risk of hull fouling

AkzoNobel has introduced the shipping industry’s first digital tool that enables operators to accurately assess and predict the risk of hull fouling, depending on which routes are being traded. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 3-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Developed by the company’s Marine Coatings business, Intertrac analyzes … Read the full press release