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AkzoNobel opens research facility

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AkzoNobel opened a $10 million research, development and innovation (RD&I) center in Strongsville, Ohio, in early December. The facility will support several of the company’s performance coatings businesses, including coil, extrusion and packaging coatings.

The center features full testing, scale-up and analytical capabilities with more than 120 staff, including 65 scientists and technicians.

“By expanding our facility in Strongsville, we are providing a central, state-of-the-art technical resource for our businesses in North America, creating the critical mass for effective RD&I to more efficiently support our customers,” said AB Ghosh, managing director of AkzoNobel’s metal coatings business. “The facility will also enable us to focus on further improving the performance and sustainability of our products.”

“This is a significant investment that underlines our focus on technology and product innovation, as well as our commitment to the North American market,” said Performance Coatings RD&I director Klaas Kruithof. “It will be an integral part of our global RD&I function and will directly contribute to our overall growth plans.”

The company recently announced that it is investing about $3.4 million to expand its RD&I capabilities in Houston to support the company’s protective coatings, marine coatings and specialty coatings businesses.

 

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