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Paintmakers Are Running Out of the Color Blue

  • CEO of paint maker Akzo Nobel cites supply crunch in interview
  • Company reported earnings Wednesday that missed estimates
Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel NV is running out of ingredients to make some shades of blue, the latest fallout from the global supply-chain disruptions that are spreading across manufacturers.

“There is one basic color tint that is extremely difficult to get,” Chief Executive Officer Thierry Vanlancker said in an interview Wednesday after publishing third-quarter earnings. “It’s creating complete chaos.”