Akzo Nobel’s International Protective Coatings business is supplying products for a new bridge which will link two European countries. All told, International Protective Coatings will supply approximately 30,000 liters of paint to protect the 680-meter long Svinesunds bridge between Sweden and Norway. The project involves the coating of 60,000 square meters of steel using a variety of products, including Interzinc 72, Intercure 420, Interthane 990 and Interseal 670HS.
l Asian Paints (India) Limited has acquired Taubmans Paints (Fiji) Ltd., Fiji’s fourth largest paint company. Taubmans Paints (Fiji) Ltd. is a joint venture between Akzo Nobel and Fijian Holdings, and is a leader in the neighboring market of Samoa, where it operates as Samoa Paints. Taubmans’ sales in 2002 were approximately $2 million.