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AkzoNobel Supplies Protective Coatings for India’s First Formula-1 Grand Prix Circuit

Published on 2011-08-29. Author : SpecialChem

AkzoNobel, one of the world's largest paints and Coatings Company has supplied its protective coatings to the Buddh International Circuit, India's first-ever Formula-1 Grand Prix circuit, where the upcoming Formula-1 race will be held on October 30th, 2011.

Buddh International Circuit , originally known as Jaypee International Race Circuit in Greater Noida, has been designed by globally renowned German architect Hermann Tilke. The track spanning ~5.5 km in length has been designed as one of the fastest and most exciting circuits in the world. The Buddh International Circuit will now be the second-fastest* on the calendar after Monza F1 circuit in Italy.

Protective Coatings from AkzoNobel's globally acclaimed International® Paintbusiness have been chosen to paint the steel structure covering the 'Grand Stand' with a total surface area of 30,000 sq. metres and steel tonnage of 1,200 tonnes.

Talking about this, Mr B Ramakrishnan, Managing Director, Akzo Nobel Coatings India Pvt Ltd, says, "With a wealth of experience in offering technological expertise and innovative products to India's infrastructure industry, International® Protective Coatings sustained this commitment and has supplied high performance coatings to various sporting venue projects in India. We are pleased to have been chosen to deliver our high performance coatings to the Buddh International Circuit, which requires durability to ensure the structural steel has a longer life protection and requires less maintenance."

AkzoNobel's expertise in supplying coatings for Formula-1 circuits is reinforced by a world-class track record that includes the Shanghai International Circuit and the Yas Circuit, Abu Dhabi.

With a global presence and an excellent track record in specifying and supplying to sporting venues, International® Paint has provided coatings for world-famous events, including the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

AkzoNobel in India has provided coatings solutions to many prestigious stadia projects such as the 2010 Commonwealth Games Stadia in Delhi; the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi; and the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, to name a few.

AkzoNobel's association with Formula-1 further extends to its partnership with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula-1 team. AkzoNobel is the official supplier of paint solutions to the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team and is working closely to deliver innovative products to meet their strict performance requirements. When performance is matched against aesthetics, with sustainability as the driving force behind, then the preferred coating for sporting arenas remains AkzoNobel.

* Monza is the quickest circuit in F1, with cars reaching a top speed of 215 mph on the long pit straight.

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is one of the largest global paints and Coatings Company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. They supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for their customers. Their portfolio includes well known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, they are a Global Fortune 500 company and are consistently ranked as one of the leaders on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. With operations in more than 80 countries, their 55,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow's Answers Today™.

About International® (Protective Coating)

Under the ownership of AkzoNobel, International® Paint is among the world market leaders in heavy duty coatings for shipbuilding and repair, one of the largest manufacturers of high-performance protective coatings for building construction and maintenance, and one of the leading suppliers of yacht paints. International® offers a technologically driven product range to protect structures at new construction and maintenance in a wide range of aggressive environments and industries such as oil, gas, chemical processing, pulp & paper, steel structure & mining industries. For over 25 years, AkzoNobel's flagship brand International® Protective Coatings has been pioneering new technologies and developing global expertise to deliver corrosion and fire protection solutions for structures operating in some of the harshest environments. International® Protective Coatings offers dedicated, experienced project management in support of major construction projects. International ® 's ability to supply a core range of coatings manufactured to rigorously controlled standards and formulations worldwide provides real added value, as well as assured protection.

Source: AkzoNobel

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