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Akzonobel excited to announce Paint the Future initiative

Published on : Monday, May 18, 2020

Akzonobel begins engaging suppliers in the Paint the Future collaborative innovation ecosystem! With an attempt to turn a vision into reality, even amidst the challenging circumstance Akzonobel encourages its suppliers begin the Paint the Future story that has started a new chapter by uncovering new possibilities in the paints and coatings industry with suppliers.

“We’re excited to announce that we’ll be collaborating with our supplier ICL Group! We’ll be developing safe architectural paints that are stable against microbiological growth over the long term, while minimizing the use of preservatives. As concerns and regulatory pressures around allergens and toxic materials increase, we’re finding a solution together. This is one of the five ideas we selected in our Paint the Future 2019 supplier challenge.”

“There is a difference between a good future and a great future for the paints and coatings industry. Through innovation and collaboration, we can keep creating more value for that future. And that’s exactly what Paint the Future is all about,” says Thierry Vanlancker, AkzoNobel CEO. “We’re building on the energy from our startup challenge earlier in the year to find and accelerate disrupting, creative ideas that are going to help us take our products – and our future – to the next level.”

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