AkzoNobel is a global coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. They supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, they are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, their 50,000 people around the world are committed to delivering leading products and technologies to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing world.


Bermocoll® is a trademark within AkzoNobel.  It has been used mainly in the paint industry for more than 50 years.  Bermocoll a range of non-ionic cellulose ethers. Bermocoll is used as a thickener, stabilizer and water retaining agent for water-based decorative paints.”

Expancel® is a trademark within AkzoNobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals and is a world leading provider of expandable microspheres. All main activities of Expancel are concentrated in Sundsvall, about 400 km north of Stockholm, Sweden. Expancel is marketed worldwide and is primarily used in the manufacturing industry as a chemical additive with benefits such as weight and cost reduction, surface modification, insulation, reflection and compressibility.

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