AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - AkzoNobel has launched a new initiative at its International Research Centre in Bangalore, India. The India Analytical Centre (IAC), as this new initiative is now known, will provide analytical services for coatings businesses in India.  

According to Dr. Graeme Armstrong, “The India Analytical Centre (IAC) at our Bangalore lab will leverage AkzoNobel’s global and local resources to provide high-quality analytical services to fulfill the needs of all coatings businesses in India, be it decorative, industrial, protective or automotive coatings. The IAC will also have the process capability to evaluate and certify raw materials, intermediates and products in India, thereby enhancing the operational excellence of Akzo Nobel India’s manufacturing units by both reducing time taken to manufacture and enhancing the quality of the manufactured product.”

The IAC will use scientists, measurement methodologies and analytical equipment from AkzoNobel’s R&D locations in both Bangalore and Thane. The IAC is equipped with instrument technologies like spectroscopy and rheology, and thermal analysis and corrosion studies. In addition, the IAC will also be home to the color group, a team of technicians using processes and software to develop next-generation color tools, algorithms, formula development and training.