AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.
AkzoNobel Polymer Chemistry is proud to be one of the world's leading producers of organic peroxides, metal alkyls and polymer additives. We supply essential products used in the production of thermoplastic resins, and thermoset and elastomeric materials. In addition, we manufacture high purity metalorganics for the semiconductor industry. We always place safety as our top priority and we are recognized as a global leader in safety of organic peroxides and metalorganics.
Expancel® Microspheres is the world’s favorite secret ingredient. You can find it in all your everyday essentials – your car, your shoes, the paint on your walls. It helps product developers worldwide expand their business, enabling them to reduce weight, cut costs, improve quality and increase sustainability. Expancel has dual functionality as a blowing agent and lightweight filler. The microspheres consist of a thermoplastic shell encapsulating a gas. Add heat and they expand dramatically, up to 60 times their original volume. The product is supported by unmatched technology know-how, ensuring smooth integration into any process.
Hardener (UP resins)
Microbeads rigid and hollow