AMSTERDAM - AkzoNobel will combine the sales and marketing teams from its liquid and powder coatings businesses that serve the aluminum architecture and façade and cladding markets.

”Because liquid and powder coatings are not always interchangeable in aluminum applications, it is important for customers to understand which are most appropriate,” said Ben Mitchell, Manager, Extrusion Coatings at AkzoNobel. “Having a combined team will ensure a unified approach to helping designers, specifiers and fabricators to select the optimal solution for their project.”

The new team builds on an effort to educate industry professionals about powder and liquid coatings choices for aluminum, Mitchell added. These include an AkzoNobel research paper presented at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 2015 Conference and the AEC Daily continuing education course “High Performance Coatings for Aluminum Fenestration.”

AkzoNobel’s products for metal coil and extrusions include TRINAR®, CERAM-A-STAR®, POLYDURE®, ACRA-BOND®, INTERPON® D3000, INTERPON® D2000 and INTERPON® D1000.

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