AkzoNobel Opens Dutch Research Lab

AkzoNobel has opened a new research laboratory in Deventer, Netherlands, housing more than 200 researchers from its Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) organization.

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AkzoNobel has opened a new research laboratory in Deventer, Netherlands, housing more than 200 researchers from its Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) organization. The facility is one of six that host a combination of business-led R&D groups and several of the company's Expert Capability Groups.

The company says several innovations already have originated from the Deventer laboratories including Dissolvine GL, a biodegradable chelating agent used for cleaning detergents, and Perkalite, which acts as a flame retardant, as well as chemical intermediates used in the production of adhesives, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.