LANCASTER, SC – AkzoNobel, Soliant has finished the first phase of its Americas Region headquarters expansion. The expansion includes the renovation of a new design studio, a product development lab and additional offices. The new design studio will be benchmarked by the company’s Global Design Center and will work in conjunction with AkzoNobel’s Foresee Color Trend and Design Group near Antwerp, Belgium. The new lab will support the design studio with product samples, research and development, and added capability for producing performance coatings.