AkzoNobel strengthens protective coatings portfolio

AkzoNobel has strengthened its Marine & Protective Coatings portfolio following the acquisition of the Enviroline business from Florida-based Industrial Environmental Coatings Corporation.

Nov 3rd, 2008

POMPANO BEACH, FL, Oct. 27, 2008 -- AkzoNobel has strengthened its world-leading Marine & Protective Coatings portfolio following the acquisition of the Enviroline business from Florida-based Industrial Environmental Coatings Corporation.

Enviroline is a specialist supplier of high performance, corrosion-resistant linings predominantly in the oil and gas industries, specializing in both new construction and maintenance projects. The deal includes the transfer of goodwill, intellectual property and the dedicated employees. Financial details were not disclosed.

"This acquisition highlights the company's strategy of consolidating our leading market positions and investing in growth opportunities," said Leif Darner.

AkzoNobel's Board member responsible for Performance Coatings. "We are already a major supplier to the oil and gas sector and this transaction will expand our capabilities in an important global market."

Added Bill McPherson, General Manager of AkzoNobel's Marine & Protective Coatings business: "Enviroline has an enviable track record of providing high performance coatings solutions, mainly to customers in the oil and gas markets in North America. We have long recognized the need to fully service these markets.

The Enviroline product range is therefore a welcome addition which will both complement and extend our International Paint global portfolio of products for the protection of assets in aggressive environments."

As well as supplying leading brands for specialist tank linings for chemical storage vessels, Enviroline also provides corrosion control for steel and concrete structures.

One of their most recent product launches was a thin-film VOC compliant fast cure epoxy coating for the oil and gas and chemical processing industries.

Based in Pompano Beach, Florida, Enviroline Monitoring Systems LLC is the manufacturer of the Enviroline Hydrogen Corrosion Monitor, a continuous system that can be used for both corrosion and process monitoring.

International Paint Ltd., a worldwide market leader in marine, protective, yacht and aerospace paint, has its headquarters in London.

Akzo Nobel is among the world's largest chemical manufacturers and is a major salt producer.

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