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Performance, innovation and reliability continue to be the enduring hallmarks of AkzoNobel’s Resicoat functional powder coatings brand, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Over the years, the Resicoat range has built up an impressive track record on projects around the world – it’s used for electrical insulation and provides long-term corrosion protection for pipelines, valves, fittings and rebar.
It has certainly come a long way since its introduction in 1971, when Resicoat GmbH was founded by Robert Bosch GmbH and Akzo Coatings GmbH. Back then, it was initially produced only for electrical insulation purposes – still a cornerstone of the Resicoat portfolio.
Various developments followed – including the inauguration of a production site in Reutlingen, Germany. Then in 1992, Resicoat became part of Akzo Coatings GmbH, and has since established a global production footprint.
"We’re extremely proud to be marking Resicoat’s Golden Jubilee,” said Daniela Vlad, Director of AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business. "It’s a much respected brand which has continued to grow and evolve with the changing needs of our customers. Some things will always remain constant, however, such as Resicoat’s ability to perform in the most challenging of conditions.”
The versatility of the Resicoat range means it can be used across a variety of industries, highlighted by two recent developments. In China, Resicoat R2 coatings are being supplied for the Pearl River Delta water resource allocation project – the largest investment in a water diversion project in the history of Guangdong Province. Meanwhile, Resicoat products are also at the centre of a dedicated portfolio of solutions that the company now offers to manufacturers of electric vehicles and components.
"Needs and environments will continue to change, and we’ll continue to change with them,” added Vlad. "Resicoat has established a solid reputation over the last half a century, but now it’s all about looking forward, innovating with and for our customers and focusing on what the expectations are going to be during the next 50 years.”
For more details about the Resicoat range, visit: www.interpon.com/gb/markets/functional