LANCASTER, SC - AkzoNobel, Soliant has finished the first phase of its Americas Region headquarters expansion program. The program includes the renovation of a new design studio, product development lab and additional offices. The new design studio will be state-of-the-art 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. Foresee is an extension of a customer’s design and research arm, able to deliver highly relevant color, graphic and product solutions. The new lab will support the design studio with product samples, research and development, and added capability for producing performance coatings.

The added capabilities fortify AkzoNobel's one-stop-shop advantage as a company specializing in multiple decorative finishing technologies for many products.