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About AkzoNobel


AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. In addition to specialty coatings, we supply decorative coatings to consumers and professional painters; performance coatings for industrial uses; buildings, construction and infrastructure; specialized protective coatings used in the transportation industry on automobiles, ships, and aircraft; powder coatings for consumer products and architectural applications.

From the Sydney Harbor Bridge to the stadia that will host the 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil to jetliners to your smart phone, our coatings are part of your world. The specialty chemicals we produce find their way into products as varied as household cleaners, plastic bottles, and personal care products, and are essential in industrial activities as varied as papermaking, agriculture, and oil and gas recovery.

We trace our history back more than 300 years. Based in the Netherlands, our <global footprint> extends to more than 80 countries worldwide. Which means we are in your neighborhood. At AkzoNobel, we pride ourselves on the diversity of a workforce numbering around 50,000 people.