A new 2800-m2extension to Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes International Research Center in Bangalore, India was opened in March. The 2.6 million euro extension more than doubles the size of the research center, which became operational in 2002.

The International Research Center in Bangalore is one of three main research and development centers operated by Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes. The Bangalore Center, along with facilities in Troy, MI (USA) and Sassenheim (the Netherlands), is involved in a range of activities related to Car Refinishes product development and maintenance for international markets, management and innovation in color and colorimetry, plus color formula development.

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