Sustainability

Our commitment to doing more with less

When people ask us what sustainability means to AkzoNobel, we tell them that our success depends on it.

We know only too well that our future hinges on our ability to do radically more while using less. More innovation, less traditional solutions; more renewable energy and materials, less fossil-based; more value chain focus, less introvert thinking.

We have to turn what is an obvious challenge into a clear opportunity and bring more value to our customers and society in general. How? By proving that the world being limited by resources doesn’t mean our ambition and imagination have to be restricted as well.

So we have adopted a strategy of radical efficiency which involves us working with customers and suppliers to open up infinite possibilities in a finite world. It’s our commitment to finding opportunities where there don’t appear to be any.

Powder Coatings: The Green Giant

What is so special about our products? AkzoNobel Powder Coatings have a much lower eco footprint across most of our product range compared to the market alternatives.  

Our coatings products offer many environmental benefits. A powder coating is made up of raw materials, similar to other coatings, but without any organic solvents. As a result there is no volatile release of organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere during application. Also, as no solvent is required with powder, there is a reduction of fire risk during storage and handling.

The unique methods of application of powder coatings are also beneficial. They allow the solvent free product to be applied in a one coat process; any excess powder is collected and reused. This means that the powder coating paint application process results in higher utilization, lower wastage and an economically applied cost.