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Akzo Nobel
Rijksstraatweg 31
PO Box 3
Sassenheim
NL-2170 BA
The Netherlands
[t] +31 71 308 6944
[f] +31 71 308 2002


Akzo Nobel, based in the Netherlands, serves customers throughout the world with healthcare products, coatings and chemicals. Consolidated sales for 2002 totaled EUR 14 billion. The Company currently employs approximately 68,000 people in more than 80 countries. Financial results for the first quarter will be published on April 16, 2003. Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes supplies paint, decals, services and software for car repair, commercial vehicle and transportation markets. The main product lines include Sikkens for the high-end segment, Lesonal in the medium segment and several leading brands in the commercial vehicles sector. Sales for 2002 totaled EUR 713 million.



 


Akzo Nobel upgrades and completes VOC compliant offer for commercial vehicles
03 September, 2006
Akzo Nobel has completed its VOC compliant offer for commercial vehicles by combining the best of two topoat lines with a tinted primer and filler concept. Sikkens Autocoat BT LV 351 Topcoat and LV 250 Topcoat, in combination with Akzo Nobel
Lesonal ready-to-spray range set to become first choice for professionals
02 September, 2006
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has introduced some exciting new developments to the Lesonal aerosol range. The result is a complete, high quality car repair system created from unique 2K technology.
New Sikkens Autosurfacer HB delivers more build than any other high-build filler
01 September, 2006
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has launched Sikkens Autosurfacer HB filler. Delivering more build than other high-build fillers, it helps speed up the spraying and sanding process in the bodyshop.
Sikkens is launching Mixit Basic, a new CD-based colour formulation retrieval system
31 August, 2006
Sikkens is launching Mixit Basic, a new CD-based colour formulation retrieval system. Available free to all Sikkens customers, Mixit Basic replaces the old, time-consuming microfiche system. Mixit Basic is easy to use making colour searches fast and flexible.
Akzo Nobel underlines its commitment to the North American automotive plastic coatings market
30 August, 2006
In this demanding period where much of the automotive industry is cutting costs and reducing resources, Akzo Nobel Automotive Plastics Coatings has made the decision to break ground on an 11,000 square feet of production expansion project that will incorporate state-of-the art plastic coatings equipment and process.
Right first time training DVD provides affordable access to industry expertise
29 August, 2006
Akzo Nobel, in conjunction with AVS Television Productions Ltd, launched the
Alzo Nobel in the Spotlight as A 4X4 is born
28 August, 2006
The Car Refinishes Instruction Centre at Akzo Nobel was host to the cast and crew from the
Akzo Nobel introduces VOC-compliant Lesonal assortment in new EU member states
07 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel is introducing a VOC compliant Lesonal assortment in the new EU member states, fully compliant with European Union legislation. Waterborne basecoat Lesonal WB forms the heart of the assortment. A compact and easy to use assortment, Lesonal ensures a brilliant result with just a few elements.
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes launches new generation CarInfo package
07 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has introduced a new version of its highly successful CarInfo bodyshop management system that is being rolled out in Western Europe at the moment. CarInfo
Akzo Nobel launches Dynacoat Putty Multifill and Acrylic Filler 4+1
06 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel has launched two new Dynacoat products for Western European customers: Dynacoat Putty Multifill and Acrylic Filler 4+1. Both products are fully compliant with EU VOC regulation 2007. The Dynacoat Putty Multifill will replace the Polyester Bodyfiller since it has better properties at a similar price level. The Dynacoat Putty multifill can be used on a wide range of substrates.
Akzo Nobel introduces Lesonal solvent borne basecoat for improved paint refinish
06 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has introduced Lesonal Basecoat SB, a new, advanced solvent borne basecoat, making it easier for bodyshops to achieve a perfect paint finish. Developed from the latest pigment dispersion technology, the new Lesonal Basecoat SB outperforms the existing Lesonal 1K Basecoat. Thousands of solid, metallic and pearl colors can be mixed with outstanding accuracy from a minimum number of tinters, thereby eliminating the need for manual tinting.
Akzo Nobel launches Dynacoat Filler 5+1
05 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel has launched Dynacoat Filler 5+1 for Western European customers. A two-pack, high quality, quick through-hardening filler, the Dynacoat Filler 5+1 makes quality affordable.
PSA approves Akzo Nobel's new waterborne clearcoat Sikkens Autoclear WB
05 May, 2006
After a period of laboratory and bodyshop tests, the manufacturers Peugeot and Citro
Akzo Nobel launches new spray-on Sikkens Spot Sealer Direct-to-Metal
04 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes introduces a non-sanding Spot Sealer that works directly on metal, making small repair jobs easier, faster and more cost-effective, while delivering a high quality finish. This new 1K spray-on product is offered next to the existing Spot Primer aerosol product range.
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes introduces unique peelable paint
04 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel has developed a unique temporary paint system which can peeled off after use. Known as Maskin, the product can be applied to any non-porous surface, such as a vehicle body or windows, without risk of damage to the original finish. Quickly and easily removed, it is ideal for either protection or promotional purposes. Devised from the latest waterborne technology, Maskin (a combination of the words mask and skin) is available in eight basic colors, plus one transparent film, and can be mixed to create a wide spectrum of shades. When no longer required, the film can be peeled and disposed of using standard paint waste removal methods.
New Sikkens Autosurfacer HB delivers more 'build' than any other high-build filler
03 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has launched Sikkens Autosurfacer HB filler. Delivering more build than other high-build fillers, it helps speed up the spraying and sanding process in the bodyshop. New Sikkens Autosurfacer HB has been developed to give more build than most high-build fillers, without compromising on finish. It can be applied to bare steel substrates and existing finishes.
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes introduces innovative Lesonal Topcoat HS420
03 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has launched a new VOC compliant solid color topcoat under the Lesonal brand name. Developed from the latest technology, Lesonal Topcoat HS420 offers significant advantages over the well-established Lesonal 2K Topcoat it will replace. By the introduction of Topcoat HS420 Lesonal has now completed their VOC compliant product assortment to fulfill legislation which will be enforced at bodyshops in Western Europe from 2007 onwards. As you may expect from Lesonal, although completely in line with the latest legislation, the product is very user-friendly in application and provides an excellent end result.
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes introduces Sikkens Autoclear LV Superior
02 May, 2006
Not only does the Sikkens Autoclear LV Superior range comply with EU 2007 VOC legislation, it gives bodyshops complete control over the speed and quality of the painting process. The range of fast, medium and slow clearcoats and reducers plus Sikkens Autoclear LV Superior hardener can be combined for optimum results, whatever the air temperature, size of repair or time constraints. The longer the drying time, the higher the gloss finish that can be achieved.
Akzo Nobel launches Dynacoat mixing machine system
02 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has launched a new Mixing Machine System under the Dynacoat brand in Central and Eastern Europe. The Dynacoat Mixing Machine system was especially developed for the trade market in car repair. The Dynacoat Mixing Machine system will be rolled out in Russia, other countries will follow in the summer.
Akzo Nobel introduces Sikkens Autocoat BT 100
01 May, 2006
The Sikkens Autocoat BT 100 product range is a value for money product range, consisting of a durable, high gloss and easy to apply topcoat, with excellent hiding power, helping to reduce labor time and speed up throughput in commercial paintshops.
Toyota authorizes Akzo Nobel
12 February, 2003
Toyota Motor Corporation has authorized all three of Akzo Nobel
Akzo Nobel signs global agreement with Daihatsu
25 November, 2002
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has signed a new supply agreement with Daihatsu Motor Company Ltd to appoint Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes as an approved paint supplier.
Akzo Nobel honors car refinish clearcoat specialists with innovation award
01 August, 2002
Akzo Nobel has awarded its Car Refinishes Business Unit with an innovation award for its work on the development of the new car refinish clearcoat, Sikkens Autoclear III. The award reflects the success of Autoclear III during 2001.
 
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