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Unlikely Art Exhibit

Indigenous art is being projected onto a grain terminal coated by Akzo Nobel in Australia.

An Australian grain terminal coated with Akzo Nobel products has become an unlikely backdrop for local artists.

The terminal, located in the Docklands area of Melbourne, is being used as a giant improvised screen, onto which art created by local residents is being projected.

Recent developments in the area have resulted in the construction of a variety of industrial complexes and high-rise homes and the unique project is seen as a way of integrating the skills of the neighboring population with their surroundings.

More than 1,000 tons of the terminal's steel was coated with 15,000 liters of International Coatings products. However, to allow the art to be projected onto the structure, the coatings needed to deliver a low sheen, but still be durable.

To fulfill all the requirements, Interzinc® 215, Interplus® 356 and Interthane® 80 Low Gloss were selected to protect the construction.

(Released: October 30, 2002)