AkzoNobel inaugurates India Analytical Centre

04 December 2012

AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paints and coatings company, has launched a new initiative at its International Research Centre at Bangalore. The India Analytical Centre (IAC) was inaugurated in October by Dr Graeme Armstrong, AkzoNobel’s Executive Committee Member responsible for Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) and Director on the Board of Akzo Nobel India Limited.
According to Dr Armstrong: "India is recognised globally for frugal innovation and as a fast emerging R&D hub. Over the years, AkzoNobel’s International Research Lab in Bangalore has been very successful in product and colour research for automotive customers, world-over. The efficacy of our Bangalore lab has also been due to its exceptional collaboration model with multiple other AkzoNobel labs around the globe.”
The IAC is equipped with instrument technologies like spectroscopy, rheology – as well as those for thermal analysis and corrosion studies, which allow technicians to evaluate product durability under different conditions and over different substrates.
In addition, the IAC will also be home to the colour group – a team of diversified talented professionals, which is engaged in researching and developing next generation colour tools, algorithms and formula development.

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