KRISTINEHAMN, Sweden, April 18, 2016 (Press Release) -re:newcell announces today that it has started the construction of its demonstration plant, where a completely new way of recycling cotton will revolutionize the fashion industry. With the company's newly developed technology, old textiles such as jeans or t-shirts, can be converted into new textile pulp. Such re:newcell pulp is then used to produce new clothes. The factory is located inside the AkzoNobel facility in Kristinehamn, Sweden, and is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2017.Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , Feb. 17, 2016 (Press Release) -AkzoNobel today has made an agreed offer to acquire BASF's Industrial Coatings business for €475 million.Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , Feb. 11, 2016 (Globe Newswire) -AkzoNobel confirms it is in discussions with BASF with regards a potential purchase of their Industrial Coatings business.
The strategy of AkzoNobel of driving operational excellence and organic growth includes the possibility to pursue value generating, bolt-on acquisitions.
No further details will be made available at this stage.Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Jan. 20, 2016 (Press Release) -AkzoNobel's number one ranking on the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) has resulted in the award of an Industry Leader, Gold Class distinction for excellent sustainability performance.
The recognition also includes a listing in the 2016 Sustainability Yearbook, which features the world's most sustainable companies, as determined by their score in RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA).
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , Jan. 19, 2016 (Press Release) -AkzoNobel has strengthened its position in the North American hydrogen peroxide market after acquiring the outstanding shares in EkO Peroxide LLC from joint venture partner OCI Peroxygens LLC (a subsidiary of OCI Enterprises Inc.).
Established nine years ago and headquartered at AkzoNobel's site in Columbus, Mississippi, the joint venture owned and controlled the 70,000 short tons per annum (nameplate capacity) hydrogen peroxide manufacturing facility.Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , Jan. 15, 2016 (Press Release) -AkzoNobel and Evonik Industries have broken ground at the site of their production joint venture for chlorine and potassium hydroxide solution at Ibbenbüren in Germany. AkzoNobel will use the new plant to produce chlorine and hydrogen, which are essential ingredients for the chemical industry and people's daily lives.Read more
Featuring full testing, scale-up and analytical capabilities, it will house more than 120 staff, including 65 highly trained scientists and technicians.Read more