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AkzoNobel Supplies High Performance Coatings System for Confederations Cup Stadiums in Brazil

Published on 2013-06-12. Author : SpecialChem

AkzoNobel has supplied high performance coatings systems for half of the stadiums being used at this month's FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament in Brazil.

Being staged from June 15 to 30, the three stadiums to feature the company's coatings are the famous Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, the Estádio Nacional in Brasílía (which will host the opening ceremony) and the Arena Pernambuco in Recife.

Used to protect steel structures (seats and rooftops) and walls, AkzoNobel supplied protective and powder products for the three venues via its International Paint, Interpon and Coral brands.

"As a global paint and coatings supplier with a broad portfolio of highly specialized products, AkzoNobel is ideally suited to meet the requirements and specifications of almost any customer," said Jaap de Jong, AkzoNobel's Country Director for Latin America.

"Brazil is one of our high growth markets and we proud to have combined our global scale and local know-how in order to provide integrated solutions to some of the key stadiums that will be used during the Confederations Cup."

AkzoNobel has a long track record of providing full paint and coatings solutions for large infrastructure projects around the world, including top sporting arenas. These include the Bird's Nest Stadium and Water Cube in Beijing, China; Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa; both of the main football stadiums in Manchester, UK; and the Yas Marina Circuit grand prix venue in Abu Dhabi.

AkzoNobel currently employs more than 2,800 people in Brazil, with 2012 revenue totaling €987 million. The majority of revenue is generated from local production.

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is one of the largest global paints and coatings companies and a major producer of specialty chemicals. AkzoNobel supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Their portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, they are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, their 55,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow's Answers Today™.

Source: AkzoNobel

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