AkzoNobel Powder Coatings became the first coatings supplier to be awarded class 2 Qualicoat certification in India. The certification was awarded to Interpon D2525, a super durable architectural powder coating, and is the first approval in the higher durability category in India. Qualicoat is a well-respected external quality standard designed to ensure products meet clearly defined quality and performance criteria. A high level of quality and performance is critical in the architectural market, and this certification will allow customers and specifiers to choose a product guaranteed to meet their expectations in terms of quality and durability. This news comes after AkzoNobel's factory in Bangalore, India, received the Karnataka State Safety Award for its efforts in the field of health, safety and environment.