AkzoNobel Car Refinishes Americas announced it has eliminated the use of lead compounds from all North American Car Refinishes paint brand formulations, including Sikkens, Lesonal, U-Tech and Wanda. This action follows the earlier adoption of lead-free toner formulations, which the company has marketed for many years.
“AkzoNobel, as the world’s largest coatings company, in recent years has maintained a preemptive position on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for our many efforts to create more environmentally friendly products and practices,” said Tim Loden, director of Marketing for AkzoNobel Car Refinishes Americas. “The effort to remove lead compounds from our products was a natural and appropriate step that is in keeping with our corporate aspirations.”
AkzoNobel says this latest technological accomplishment is one of many efforts the corporation is pursuing to provide more sustainable business answers to the markets where it operates.
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