“We’re delighted to team up with coatingAI and strengthen our technical service capabilities,” says Remco Maassen van den Brink, Marketing Director of AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business. “We proactively look for ways to support customers in becoming more sustainable in their operations and this will significantly improve our ability to help them get better results – while contributing to our own ambition of halving carbon emissions across the value chain by 2030.”
Adds Marlon Boldrini, CEO of coatingAI: “The collaboration with AkzoNobel has helped to accelerate our vision since day one. Our solution, built on the power of artificial intelligence and AkzoNobel’s technical expertise, will not only increase efficiency for their customers, but also drive greater sustainability within the powder coatings industry.”
The software enables customers to optimize equipment settings such as gun motion and achieve more uniform, consistent coverage with fewer flaws – all thanks to the AI-powered recommendations. The software doesn’t require complex integration and, as conditions change, it continually adapts its recommended parameters.
“Collaborating with a startup like coatingAI – who are pushing boundaries to transform the coatings industry – means we can accelerate our own powder revolution and provide services like no other,” adds Maassen van den Brink. “It’s the latest example of how we constantly innovate and look for new ways to offer customers the most progressive and sustainable solutions.”
Earlier this year, the company’s Powder Coatings business was the first in the industry to launch an openly accessible online energy savings calculator for all users of powder coatings. It helps customers better understand how even making small changes in the coatings process can have a big impact in terms of becoming more energy efficient.
We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.