AkzoNobel produces markets and distributes some of the world’s finest coatings and specialty chemicals. Some of our most innovative products have been developed or fine-tuned by over 450 highly skilled scientist and engineers working in our labs in North America, consisting of two of our global RD&I Centers in Strongsville, Ohio and Brewster, New York, supported by five regional labs throughout the region.
Our Performance Coatings business, , which in North America includes Industrial Coatings, Wood Finishes and Adhesives, Marine and Protective Coatings, Automotive and Aerospace Coatings and Powder Coatings, provide our industrial customers with liquid and powder coatings for a wide range of OEM products made from wood, plastic, metal and even concrete. Our coatings are used on products as small as lipstick containers, as large as ocean-going vessels, and everything in between, including kitchen cabinetry, beverage cans, cars, furniture, computers, cell phones, metal buildings….and the list goes on!
The Specialty Chemicals side of our business in North America includes Surface Chemistry, Pulp and Performance Chemicals and Functional Chemicals. These businesses provide companies with quality ingredients for life’s essentials. Some of the products enhanced with our chemicals include shampoo, nutritional supplements, paper, plastic, building materials, pharmaceuticals and even food.
We collaborate closely with our colleagues in other regions to share technological innovations and best practices, and jointly serve customers who are looking to align with global supply chain partners.
So next time you eat ice cream, use shampoo, paint your bathroom, or sit at your kitchen table, perhaps you’ll think of AkzoNobel – because chances are pretty good that our coatings or chemicals in some way made the production of those products, and many more, possible.