Akzo Nobel N.V., an industrial company, engages in the production and supply a range of paints, coatings, and specialty chemicals. Segments The company operates in three segments: Decorative Paints; Performance Coatings; and Specialty Chemicals. Decorative Paints: The Decorative Paints Segment supplies decorative paints in Europe; Americas; and Asia. Performance Coatings: The Performance Coatings Segment includes industrial activities, marine and protective coatings, car refinishes, and packaging coatings. Specialty Chemicals: The Specialty Chemicals Segment includes functional chemicals, pulp and paper chemicals, industrial chemicals, national starch, surface chemistry, polymer chemicals, and chemicals Pakistan. Markets The company offers its products primarily in North America; Sweden; Germany; the United Kingdom; the Netherlands; Latin America; and Asia Pacific. Customers The company serves various sectors, including aircraft: Hawker Beechcraft, Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Systems; auto motive: PlasanUSA, Ford and International Lease Finance Corporation; agrochemicals: Monsanto Argentina; and packaging: Crown Cork & Seal. Acquisitions In January 2008, the company acquired 100 percent of the share capital of Imperial Chemical Industries plc (ICI), which engages in the coatings, adhesives, starches and synthetic polymer businesses, with products and ingredients developed for a range of markets. Dispositions In 2008, the company sold the Adhesives business and the Electronic Materials business. In early 2009, the company acquired LII Europe, which d is active in the chlorine and caustic market. History Akzo Nobel N.V. was founded in 1911.
akzo nobel (AKZA:Euronext Amsterdam)
Amsterdam, 1077 ZZ
Phone: 31 20 502 7555
Fax: 31 20 502 7666www.akzonobel.com
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