“This partnership is a great example of how the supply chain can contribute to CO2 savings,” said André Veneman, AkzoNobel’s Director of Sustainability. “We encourage more suppliers to work with us and collectively contribute to develop more sustainable product solutions.”
Added CEO of Black Bear, Martijn Lopes Cardozo: “We are proud to have partnered with AkzoNobel, who are clearly recognized as the leader in sustainable paints and coatings.”
Powder coatings are an inherently sustainable product as they contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and produce virtually no waste. The majority of products supplied through AkzoNobel’s market-leading Interpon brand also qualify as eco-premium.
“We are pleased to have partnered with an innovative company like Black Bear,” said Klaas Kruithof, AkzoNobel’s Chief Technology Officer for Paints and Coatings. “We selected their product based on technical performance and environmental footprint, in line with our own Planet Possible agenda of doing more with less.”
In addition to announcing the agreement, the two companies will also work together to find additional applications for Black Bear’s certified carbon black.