AkzoNobel invests €12.6 million in new innovation hub in the UK

More than 100 of the coatings industry’s leading scientists are being brought together by AkzoNobel in a new €12.6 million research and innovation hub which could revolutionise the company’s portfolio.

Located in Felling in the UK, the facility will be home to teams of scientists and technical experts who will work on developing protective coatings for the energy, mining, infrastructure and oil and gas industries. The main focus will be on delivering cutting edge innovations and efficiencies for protecting steel and concrete structures from damage caused by corrosion, abrasion and fire. Read more

Professor Colin Bailey, currently Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at The University of Manchester and a leading researcher in structural engineering, will take up the post on 1 September 2017, following the retirement of Professor Simon Gaskell in August 2017. Chairman of Queen Mary Council, Sir Nicholas Montagu, commented: “Colin Bailey is a stellar appointment…

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