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AkzoNobel today reported a second quarter with positive developments in profitability in all three Business Areas, despite currency pressures and a challenging market environment.
AkzoNobel invited people around the world to follow a great adventure today when it was announced that the company has joined forces with Dutch sailor Simeon Tienpont to form team AkzoNobel, with the express aim of winning the 2017/2018 Volvo Ocean Race safely and sustainably. Team AkzoNobel is the first to enter the forthcoming edition of the competition.
Students taking part in the 2016 Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School (NAHSS) will leave for Greater China this week. During the trip, ten of the participants will conduct a circular economy research program for AkzoNobel in Chengdu.
AkzoNobel’s pioneering methodology for rewarding ship owners who use sustainable hull coatings has been named Environmental Leader Product of the Year for 2016. The award recognizes the introduction of the shipping industry’s first carbon credits methodology, which was developed by the company’s Marine Coatings business.
Retailers in the UK can now immerse themselves in the customer experience and view product innovations before they go to market at a new high tech customer center opened by AkzoNobel and its Dulux brand.
Children in a Brazilian favela are enjoying unexpected opportunities to test their all-round sporting skills – all thanks to the inspiring and imaginative use of paint.
Young people in Virginia in the US can now learn about climate change and sustainability at an off-grid classroom which was set up by an AkzoNobel employee who was inspired by a similar building during an expedition to Antarctica.
AkzoNobel is supporting the Dutch government's plan to join the Mission Innovation coalition. The global initiative aims to accelerate public and private innovation in order to make clean energy affordable for consumers, as well as creating "green" jobs and commercial opportunities.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially approved AkzoNobel’s Expancel Microspheres – which are used in amongst others bottle corks – as a safe product for contact with wines in the US.
The world's only Flying Eye Hospital – which takes doctors around the world to treat patients with curable blindness – has been repainted with support from AkzoNobel.
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