AkzoNobel, Paints and Coatings Company and producer of Specialty Chemicals, has launched a new initiative at its International Research Centre at Bangalore. The India Analytical Centre (IAC) as this new initiative is now known was inaugurated last week by Dr Graeme Armstrong, AkzoNobel’s Executive Committee Member responsible for Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) and Director on the Board of Akzo Nobel India Limited.
According to Dr Graeme Armstrong, “India is recognized globally for innovation and as a fast emerging R&D hub. Over the years, AkzoNobel’s International Research Lab in Bangalore has been very successful in product and colour research for automotive customers, world-over. The efficacy of our Bangalore lab has also been due to its exceptional collaboration model with multiple other AkzoNobel labs around the globe.”
The IAC is equipped with instrument technologies like Spectroscopy which is critical in maintaining the highest quality in the raw materials such as resins; Rheology – that is used to study the flow and viscosity profiles of products in product development and application,; as well those for thermal Analysis and corrosion studies which allow technicians to evaluate product durability under different conditions and over different substrates.