AkzoNobel has announced its intention to acquire French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero. Read more


AkzoNobel has announced plans to add three new production lines at its Changzhou powder coatings plant in China – the company’s largest facility of its kind in the world. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

BIC Magazine attended the 2019 Downstream Exhibition and Conference in Houston to interview its Alliance members. Read more



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Natural Gas/LNG

Shale oil -- oil that is locked underground in shale and other rocks -- is commonly extracted through fracking, a process by which fluids are injected under high pressure into the rock to create fractures and facilitate the recovery of oil and gas. Read more

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The parties have signed a memorandum of understanding to study the feasibility of a 250-megawatt water electrolysis facility to produce up to 45,000 tons of green hydrogen yearly using renewable energy. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

A milestone multi-million-dollar investment by AkzoNobel is set to transform its wood coatings facility in High Point, North Carolina, into a best-in-class manufacturing site - and further strengthen the company's market position in the US. Read more


Johns Manville, PPG, Dampney and others mingle at the NACE International Corrosion Conference in Nashville, TN. Read more

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AkzoNobel announces the nomination of Mrs. Jolanda Poots-Bijl to the Supervisory Board. The appointment will be put to shareholders for approval at the Annual General Meeting in April. Read more

People Going Places

The former AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has relaunched as Nouryon. The move follows the recent acquisition of the business by The Carlyle Group. Read more

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and INEOS Nitriles have signed a long-term co-operation agreement allowing AkzoNobel to expand its production of biodegradable chelates, used in detergents and other industries... Read more

AkzoNobel announces the sale of 100% of its Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for an enterprise value of €10.1 billion. Read more

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals will start supplying the first-ever emulsion-based organic peroxides in the U.S. for the manufacture of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Read more

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is extending its offering of Kromasil silica products to support key steps in drug development. The new line addresses unmet needs in the SFC market and will strengthen the company's leadership position in chromatography Read more


AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, DSM, Google and Philips have started receiving power from the Bouwdokken wind farm in the Netherlands - a milestone achievement resulting from a unique green energy purchasing consortium they jointly established. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is partnering with RISE Research Institutes of Sweden forestry group Södrato and BillerudKorsnäs to explore the opportunities for producing green hydrogen and 'electrofuels' using renewable electricity. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has agreed to use watermark technology developed by FiliGrade, one of the winners of the 2017 Imagine Chemistry challenge - a program through which the company collaborates with startups, scale-ups and scientists. Read more

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Evonik Industries have successfully started production at their new joint venture to produce chlorine and potassium hydroxide at the company's Ibbenbüren site in Germany. Read more

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