Sustainability at AkzoNobel - A commitment to do 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 innovative to less traditional solutions
- More renewable energy and materials
- Less fossil-based
- More value chain focus and less introverted thinking
So, we have adopted a strategy of radical efficiency. This involves working with customers and suppliers to open up infinite possibilities in a finite world. It’s our commitment to finding opportunities where there doesn’t appear to be any.
Powder coatings provide many sustainability benefits compared to other coatings:
- Improved longevity
- Improved productivity
- Reduced waste generation
- Optimized application
- Reduced energy usage
- Reduced material usage
- Some of our coatings are made of renewable raw materials
- Environmentally friendly
Here are just a few examples;
High efficiency cure
Some specially designed powder coatings can be cured at lower oven temperatures making them suitable for a variety of substrates. This leads to reduced energy usage and a lower carbon footprint. Interpon A in automotive components and Interpon Low-E products used in general industry are all suitable for low cure. Interpon D1036 Textura is a hard-wearing fine-textured coating for exterior architecture and furniture. This cures in 12 minutes at 170 degrees.
Interpon Align provides a dual layer of primer and topcoat application. It eliminates the requirement of single step for primer curing oven (10 minutes at 200ºC).
More lumens for your watt
Interpon Reflex is an ultra-reflective powder coating which can increase the effective output of commercial lighting fixtures up to 30%.
Interpon A5000 monocoat replaces traditional multicoat liquid paint. Thus, increasing productivity, reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint by eliminating paint layers and the baking stage.
Particle Management Technology is a unique application process with substantial applied cost and quality benefits. It uses lesser raw material and influences the fundamental behavior of charged particles therefore, improving control of the powder application process.
Interpon Cr is a bright metallic powder coating without any toxic heavy metals such as chromium (VI). Compared to chrome plating, Interpon Cr has a much cleaner environmental footprint. It also reduces the number of preparation steps required.
Easier to maintain
Interpon D2525 series has over 20 years of proven performance therefore requiring lower maintenance across its life cycle. In normal non-hazardous environments it requires cleaning only once every 18 months. Hence it provides a significant difference the lifespan of a building for more than 30 years.