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AkzoNobel Confirmed As Exclusive Coatings Supplier Of Volvo Ocean Race

17 Nov 2022 by Interpon Powder Coatings

16_90144 © Thierry Martinez / team AkzoNobel / AkzoNobel SCHEVENINGEN – THE NETHERLANDS . 28 November 2016.

AkzoNobel has been confirmed as the official Boatyard supplier for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. All the boats competing in the next edition will be coated with the company’s International® and Awlgrip range of products.

The competing yachts – including team AkzoNobel’s brand new Volvo Ocean 65 – have already been through an extensive refit process and have been coated with Awlgrip products, while the keel on each boat is protected with International coatings.

AkzoNobel has also developed unique custom colors for every team in the race, which will showcase its expertise to a huge global audience. Once the race starts in October, the company will supply all the coatings required for repairs and maintenance at each of the stopovers.

AkzoNobel Confirmed As Exclusive Coatings Supplier Of Volvo Ocean Race

October 24, 2014. Onboard Team Vestas Wind. Approaching Fernando De Naronha on Day 13

“As the world’s leading supplier of marine and yacht coatings, we’re delighted to be partnering with the Volvo Ocean Race as official Boatyard supplier,” said Alberto Slikta, Managing Director of AkzoNobel’s Specialty Coatings business. “The race is the ultimate test of performance and, given our long association with the sea, it’s the perfect showcase for the company’s market-leading products.”

AkzoNobel’s International yacht business will also provide technical expertise and, when required, will supervise the application process during pit stops between races.

AkzoNobel Confirmed As Exclusive Coatings Supplier Of Volvo Ocean Race

16_73482 © Thierry Martinez / team AkzoNobel / AkzoNobel LISBON – PORTUGAL . 2 November 2016.

Extensive preparations for the race have been taking place for several months at the permanent Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard in Lisbon, Portugal. When the race begins later this year, a massive logistical operation will see the Boatyard travel to all stopovers around the world.

Regarded as the pinnacle of professional, fully-crewed ocean racing, the route for the 2017-18 race will visit some of the most remote and inhospitable areas of the world’s oceans. The boats will have to deal with extreme weather conditions, from freezing cold and raging gales to sweltering heat, so the coatings need to be as tough and durable as the sailors.

AkzoNobel Confirmed As Exclusive Coatings Supplier Of Volvo Ocean Race

16_76044 © Thierry Martinez / team AkzoNobel / AkzoNobel LISBON – PORTUGAL . 2 November 2016.

“We’re excited to be part of such a thrilling and captivating sporting event,” continued Slikta. “It’s the kind of extreme test of high performance that our products are made for.”

Due to start in Alicante, Spain, on October 22, the race is scheduled to finish in The Hague, the Netherlands, in June 2018.

For more information, check out www.teamakzonobel.com.

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Interpon Powder Coatings
AkzoNobel are a global manufacturer of high quality powder coatings sold worldwide under the brand name of Interpon.We do more than make powder – we are passionate about developing sustainable solutions for all our customers.Headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, our powder coatings business has 29 manufacturing sites in 21 countries and offices and representatives in more than 70 countries worldwide including Australia. We have 26 solutions laboratories based around the world. In these laboratories, we work on product optimization according to customer needs. We have three dedicated Powder technology centers located in the USA, Asia and Europe. In these centers we work specifically on innovation and technology developments in powder.Our global reach means we can deliver innovative solutions, consistent product quality and effective local service anywhere in the world. We also have access to AkzoNobel’s Aesthetics Centre, a globally renowned institution for paint color and trends.We provide powder coatings solutions to an extensive range of industry sectors which include; automotive, architectural, appliances, agricultural and construction, general industrial, functional, furniture and IT.Interpon powder coatings are available in a wide variety of colors, finishes and performance properties tailored to the customer’s individual needs.


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