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AkzoNobel Strengthens Performance Coatings Business with Major Acquisitions

Published on 2017-07-04. Author : SpecialChem

AkzoNobel has announced the acquisition of UK-based Flexcrete Technologies Ltd and an agreement to acquire French manufacturer Disa Technology (Disatech). The deals will further strengthen AkzoNobel’s global leadership position in supplying innovative industrial coatings and aerospace and automotive coatings.

Acquisition to Help Expand Product Offerings

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AkzoNobel Strengthens Performance Coatings
Business with Major Acquisitions

Flexcrete Technologies manufactures products primarily used for the protection and repair of concrete substrates. The acquisition will allow AkzoNobel to expand its offering in several key industrial markets, including:
  • Downstream oil and gas and chemical processing
  • Commercial infrastructure
  • Power
  • Water and waste water
  • Mining and mineral processing

Disatech supplies innovative adhesive films used in the aerospace, transportation and industrial equipment sectors. Headquartered in Limoges, the company specializes in the manufacture of self-adhesive vinyl, polyester and polycarbonate films used on aircraft, vehicles, agricultural machinery and other equipment, and is the leader in aerospace technical marking systems.

The deal will bring new technologies and services that complement AkzoNobel’s existing portfolio of coatings and films for aerospace and transport sectors.

Strategy of Investing in Growth & Innovation

Commenting on the agreements, AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner said: “Both acquisitions support our strategy of investing in growth and innovation and are strongly aligned with our growth strategy.”

They will expand our existing product and service offering, enabling us to deliver significant benefits to our customers. These deals also offer us great opportunities to pursue further coatings innovations in a number of our core markets.

The signed agreement between AkzoNobel and Disatech is subject to regulatory approvals.

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Source: AkzoNobel
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