The recognition also includes a listing in the 2016 Sustainability Yearbook, which features the world’s most sustainable companies.
In its second year, the program awarded $50,000 in grant funding to selected high schools and colleges with collision repair programs to advance continuous improvement and sustainable business principles.
Attendees will participate in classes designed to stimulate thinking, enhance personal and professional growth, and promote practices intended to perpetuate sustainable business models.
As sustainability continues to gain increasing importance in China, AkzoNobel’s Interpon powder technology is being successfully used by leading Chinese automaker JAC Motors for coating SLX truck bodies at its site in Mengcheng, China.
As well as offering a glimpse at the design direction for cars, smartphones and tablet computers, the guide also includes the company’s color of the year for those markets, “My Gold.”
The facility will support several of the company’s Performance Coatings businesses, including coil, extrusion and packaging coatings.
A specialized Sikkens coating was used to cover the rough surface of the carbon fiber body of the winning solar-powered car and create a super-smooth, lightweight finish.
Sikkens coating helped Delft and Amsterdam Human Power Team (HPT Delft) reach a speed of 83.13 mph in 2013, the fastest speed ever achieved by a human using their own power.
As a high-solid, low-VOC, HAPs-compliant DTM epoxy primer, U-TECH E250 is versatile for direct use over multiple substrates, including galvanized steel, blasted steel, aluminum, body filler and existing finishes.
Two-component polyurethane basecoat system replaces the Polybase and Polybase Plus systems.
Goal of program was to create awareness and educate students with intentions of seeking careers within the collision repair industry on the growing global imperative of sustainability.
Keith Bell, U.S. sales manager for AkzoNobel, was elected chairman, and Suzie Guyer, director of marketing, FinishMaster, was elected vice chairman.