MN100: International Paint

Posted by Eric Haun
The Company:
For over 130 years, AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business, International, has pioneered the development of market-leading coatings for the shipping industry. The firm prides itself in its commitment to innovation, continual investment in research and development and a resolute focus on solving the increasing challenges our customers face. Understanding the changing dynamic of the marine industry is at the heart of product development, aligned with a focused and unrelenting dedication to driving as much efficiency into customers’ operations as possible while improving performance and increasing profitability
Primary Product / Service:
AkzoNobel’s marine coatings business, International, has worked hard to create the first approved carbon credit methodology in the marine industry. Through this, vessel operators can be rewarded for investment in cleaner technologies through the generation of carbon credits. To qualify, a vessel needs to be converted from biocidal antifouling to International’s Intersleek during routine drydocking. Additionally, AkzoNobel’s marine coatings business, International has introduced Interline 9001, a new Bimodal Epoxy coating for the cargo tanks of chemical tankers. With enhanced cargo resistance, zero absorption for many cargoes and fewer cycling restrictions, Interline 9001 simplifies the carriage of a wide range of liquid cargoes, optimizing vessel earning potential. Interline 9001 is designed therefore to deliver greater efficiency and flexibility in the operation of chemical tankers, easily switching from one cargo to the next with minimal downtime.
The Case:
Owned by AkzoNobel, International Paint is among the world’s largest coatings suppliers. Additionally, International paint holds a leading share in the marine coatings market.
6001 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77091
Telephone: (516) 635-6826
Vice President: Dave Heflin

(As published in the August 2016 MN100 edition of Marine News)
Marine News Magazine, page 64,  Aug 2016

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