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Akzo Nobel acquires Soliant

Paint and coating supplier Akzo Nobel (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com/cr) has acquired Soliant LLC (Brummen, the Netherlands and Lancaster, SC; www.paintfilm.com), a manufacturer of decorative paint and bright films. The move brings Soliant’s eco-friendly coatings, designed primarily for the automotive industry, to Akzo Nobel’s Automotive Plastics Coatings segment, explained as an investment in “green” technologies, according to Jim Rees, GM for Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes.

), a manufacturer of decorative paint and bright films. The move brings Soliant’s eco-friendly coatings, designed primarily for the automotive industry, to Akzo Nobel’s Automotive Plastics Coatings segment, explained as an investment in “green” technologies, according to Jim Rees, GM for Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes. Soliant films have been used for inmold applications as a cost- and environment-saving practice vs. a paint line (see the article here).—[email protected]

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