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Museum Display Has Got it Covered

A striking presentation at a prestigious European museum is highlighting the benefits of Akzo Nobel's powder coatings to thousands of fascinated visitors.

Visitors to one of Europe’s top museums are learning more about the everyday benefits of Akzo Nobel’s Interpon powder coatings.

The Science Museum in London, England—which is sponsored by Akzo Nobel—is home to an impressive display organized by the company’s UK-based worldwide Powder Coatings business unit.

Located in the Challenge of Materials gallery—which concentrates on how materials are manufactured, selected, tested and recycled—the Akzo Nobel display forms part of the Hidden World of Surface Coatings collection.

“We are trying to bring our powder coatings to a much wider audience, to improve their knowledge and understanding,” explained the business unit’s communications manager, Dick Higgins.

“Given the huge volume of visitors to the Science Museum, this seemed a perfect opportunity to do some more education and it seems to have attracted a lot of interest.”

The company’s powder coatings have a wide range of architectural, industrial and functional end uses. They can be found on domestic appliances such as fridges and washing machines, on car parts, computers, buildings, steel pipelines and pipe fittings.

The museum—which attracts more than a million visitors a year and is now free to enter—is located in South Kensington and is widely regarded as being the world's pre-eminent museum of science, technology, industry and medicine.

(Released: December 13, 2001)