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AkzoNobel Opens New Facility

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Dec. 2, 2015— AkzoNobel has opened its new $10 million research, development and innovation (RD&I) center in Strongsville, Ohio. The facility will support several of its Performance Coating businesses, including coil, extrusion and packaging coatings.

The facility will house more than 120 people, including 65 scientists and technicians.

"By expanding our facility in Strongsville, we are providing a central, state-of-the-art technical resource for our businesses in North America, creating the critical mass for effective RD&I to more efficiently support our customers. The facility will also enable us to focus on further improving the performance and sustainability of our products,” said AB Ghosh, managing director of AkzoNobel’s Metal Coatings business.

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