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Volkswagen AG Approves AkzoNobel's Lesonal Brand Refinishes for Global Use

Published on 2012-11-16. Author : SpecialChem

Volkswagen AG has granted technical approval to AkzoNobel's Lesonal brand for global use. The approval follows extensive and intensive testing procedures against Volkswagen's repair specifications to demonstrate Lesonal's compliance with both US and European standards.

AkzoNobel has had a long and successful relationship with Volkswagen, and its Sikkens brand has enjoyed global approval since 1994. Adding Lesonal provides repair specialists around the world with additional choices; Lesonal offers a combination of high performance, outstanding value and ease of use.

At the same time as the approval was extended to Lesonal, Volkswagen also renewed its approval of Sikkens. Since Volkswagen first approved the Sikkens brand, AkzoNobel has introduced numerous new products and has continuously upgraded its entire Sikkens product line.

"We're very pleased to gain approval for Lesonal and re-affirm Volkswagen's approval of our Sikkens brand," says Kerstin Stranimaier, Director Marketing, AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings. "Volkswagen AG is one of the most highly respected automotive manufacturers in the world, and our relationship with Volkswagen is extremely important."

Adds Stefan Wieditz, Director Automotive Technology: "Our ability to deliver the high quality products that meet their discerning standards is of course testimony to the quality of our automotive refinish products."

About AkzoNobel A&AC

A&AC are among the leading innovators of product, color technology and state-of-the-art customer services. Their product range includes solutions to meet the needs of various segments in the vehicle refinishes market, as well as the OEM commercial vehicles, Automotive Plastic Coatings and Aerospace Coatings markets. Their world's leading brands include Lesonal®, Dynacoat®, Sikkens®, Eclipse®, Aviox®, Alumigrip®, and Aerodur®. They deliver innovative solutions to bodyshop owners and repair professionals; car, bus and truck manufacturers; fleet owners; automotive suppliers; and aircraft manufacturers.

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is 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™.

Source: AkzoNobel

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