Essential ingredients

We are the essential ingredient in everything from mobile devices and varnishes to paper and plastics. You’ll often find we have a positive impact on various aspects of your daily life.


We’re all around you, even when you least expect it. We’re in the food you eat, the roads you drive on and your favorite personal care products. Essential ingredients can’t always be seen, but ice cream, shampoo, sun lotion and building products would be very different without us.

  • Turning waste into chemicals

    As concern about the scarcity of energy and raw materials continues to grow, AkzoNobel is among a group of companies looking to use waste to make chemicals.

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You can’t always see us, but we play an important role in your daily routine.