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International Set the Pace

Akzo Nobel is continuing to set the pace in the world of sports facility protection.

Akzo Nobel is continuing to set the pace in the world of sports facility protection.

supplying more than 8,000 tones of their products for use on the structural steel at Stadium Australia for the Olympic Games in Sydney, International Protective Coatings are now being used at major venues being constructed for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, UK.

, Intergard and Interfine coatings have been used on 800 tones of mainly tubular steel at the new Manchester Aquatic Center, which will house the competition’s swimming events.

GBP 32.2 million (EUR 52.8 million) project presents particular problems for anti-corrosion products, because the warm, constantly moist environment created by the pools and the chemicals used in the purification process present tough challenges.

chosen products, which have to withstand the aggressive environment for 15 to 20 years before first maintenance, were selected for their cost-effectiveness, supported by International’s excellent reputation.

has also supplied products for the Commonwealth Stadium, now under construction in east Manchester, which will later become the new home of Premiership football club Manchester City.

more information on International Protective Coatings visit their website

(Released: November 16, 2000)

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