AkzoNobel opens wood coatings technical centre in Sweden

AkzoNobel opens wood coatings technical centre in Sweden

10:04 AM, 20th November 2015
AkzoNobel opens wood coatings technical centre in Sweden

MALMO, SWEDEN: AkzoNobel NV said it has opened a €2.5 million-technical application centre for its wood coatings business in Malmo, Sweden. The new facility is one of four global centres that work closely with customers to develop application systems to suit their specific manufacturing needs.

“The facility enables us to replicate our customers’ own manufacturing processes, making it easier to develop products and technologies that can be tailored to their specific application environments. Also lower the use of solvents and formaldehyde in line with changing regulations,” said Anthony Woods, regional director, AkzoNobel’s wood coatings business.

Several innovations are showcased at the Malmo centre, such as AkzoNobel’s proprietary technique for applying edge coatings with millimetre precision, the company’s automated system that scans wood for holes and cracks. It also includes a facility to demonstrate UV-LED curing, a sustainable wood finishing technique which uses up to 30 percent less electricity than competing curing methods.

“The new facility will enable us to work more closely with our customers to satisfy their product, application technology and sustainability requirements, as well as helping to inspire their next generation of products,” said Volkan Goren, managing director, AkzoNobel’s wood coatings business.

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