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5 start-ups receive the Paint the Future Award

21-May-2019

Three exciting days of face-to-face collaboration with AkzoNobel experts have opened doors for international startups to "paint the future" with their innovations. Concluding the industry-first challenge, five startups were rewarded with Paint the Future Awards from AkzoNobel: SAS ...

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Startups prepare to wow AkzoNobel’s Paint the Future jury

16-Apr-2019

A shortlist of 21 startups from around the world are one step closer to accelerating their innovative solutions for the paints and coatings industry after being invited to take part in AkzoNobel’s Paint the Future event. Being held in Amsterdam from May 14 to 16, the event – hosted by AkzoNobel ...

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AkzoNobel acquires full ownership of Chinese decorative paints joint venture

18-Dec-2018

Akzo Nobel N.V. has signed and closed the acquisition of Swire Industrial Limited's minority interest in the AkzoNobel Swire Paints (ANSP) joint venture. Having held the majority share in the decorative paints joint venture since 1989, AkzoNobel has now acquired full ownership. This acquisition ...

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AkzoNobel to work with world’s coolest innovators and paint the future

14-Nov-2018

What if paint could clean the air; withstand extreme heat; reduce drag and fuel consumption; cope with conditions on Mars. AkzoNobel products already do this – now the plan is to go even further. That’s why the company is ready to stir things up by seeking out the newest, coolest, smartest and ...

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AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is now Nouryon

10-Oct-2018

The former AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is today being relaunched as Nouryon. The move follows the recent acquisition of the business by The Carlyle Group and marks the company’s transition to becoming an independent, global specialty chemicals leader. “Launching our new company is a ...

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AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals completes acquisition of Polinox

25-Sep-2018

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has completed its acquisition of Brazil's Polinox, producer of ketone peroxides, an essential ingredient in the manufacture of polymers. The purchase expands the company's footprint in South America, establishing it as one of the region's leading producers of curing ...

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AkzoNobel leading in decorative paints and woodcare in Spain with the acquisition of Xylazel S.A.

21-Sep-2018

Akzo Nobel N.V. has acquired Xylazel S.A. (Xylazel), a 100% subsidiary of Pharma Mar S.A. (PHM). With this acquisition AkzoNobel strengthens its business and becomes a leader in the decorative paints market in Spain. It also means the company is now the leader in the country's woodcare segment ...

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AkzoNobel teams up with Renmatix to develop biomass-derived additives for paint and construction

25-Jul-2018

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Renmatix will jointly develop biomass-based performance additives that improve the properties of architectural paints and construction materials. Renmatix is one of the winners of the 2017 Imagine Chemistry challenge, a program through which AkzoNobel Specialty ...

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AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals breaks ground on €90-million organic peroxide site in China

10-Jul-2018

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has officially broken ground for construction of a state-of-the-art organic peroxide production facility in Tianjin, China. Organic peroxides are essential in the manufacture of a wide range of polymers including PVC and thermoset resins. The €90-million facility, ...

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AkzoNobel strengthens African presence with new facility in Kenya

09-Jul-2018

AkzoNobel has opened a new coatings production facility in Kenya. Located in the capital, Nairobi, the long-term plan is to expand further and use Kenya as a gateway to the whole of East Africa. The site, which produces coil coatings primarily focused on the building sector, also includes ...

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