AkzoNobel Invests in Enhanced Color Capabilities at Columbus, OH Site
COLUMBUS, Ohio: AkzoNobel, a leading manufacturer of coil coatings for the metal construction industry, announces the completion of a new, dedicated color mixing cell for its TRINAR coatings at the Columbus, OH production facility.Designed to provide the highest level of quality and service to coil coating customers, the cell is equipped with a new state-of-the-art Automatic Dosing Unit (ADU) and incorporates the most advanced quality inspection techniques. These enhanced capabilities will enable high color precision and faster paint production.
"AkzoNobel invested nearly $2.0 million in this project to increase capacity and enable greater flexibility in meeting customer demands," said Julian Cass, business director for AkzoNobel's North America Metal Coatings business. "The new cell reflects our deep commitment to the metal construction industry and to delivering the highest level of service, quality and satisfaction to our customers."
Victoria Kale, marketing manager for North America Metal Coatings added, "Our coil coating customers continually seek ways to differentiate themselves in the market, and they often use color to accomplish this. This investment enables us to more rapidly produce a wide range of color options with the greatest color accuracy."
The inauguration of the new cell coincides with the 30th anniversary of AkzoNobel's TRINAR coating. The first batch of TRINAR was produced in Columbus in 1987. Since its introduction, TRINAR has continued to provide essential protection, finish and color to buildings across North America.
TRINAR is a high-performance fluoropolymer top coat containing a minimum of 70 percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin. The unique resin combines with other proprietary resins and high-quality ceramic and select inorganic pigments to create a tough, durable and weather-resistant finish. Although tough, the TRINAR finish is also flexible, enabling architectural expression, making it an ideal choice for metal roofing, ACM panels, wall panels, siding, canopies and facia. TRINAR is frequently specified for use in architectural, commercial, institutional or high-end residential and agricultural installations.
AkzoNobel Metal Coatings manufactures high-performance coatings to meet the needs of the metal construction industry. Our products include TRINAR, a 70 percent PVDF coating, and CERAM-A-STAR 1050, the benchmark of SMP paint systems. Both products are available in our Cool Chemistry formulations, which help make projects more energy efficient and sustainable. AkzoNobel coatings are widely specified for their excellent performance and durability, as well as their color and gloss retention.
AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more livable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.