GLOBAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
Autonomous painting drone
Apellix X AkzoNobel
Combining drones and painting? Tell us more! Apellix won a partnership agreement from AkzoNobel during the 2019 Paint the Future global startup challenge. Find out more about our collaboration on a custom-built spray painting drone.
Dawn of the paint robots
Les Companions X AkzoNobel
There have been a few famous robots down the years – WALL-E, R2-D2 and Optimus Prime spring to mind. Prepare for a new one: we’ve partnered with French early stage startup Les Companions to develop a paint robot capable of working on interior walls.
Automated printing head
Qlayers X AkzoNobel
We can make the application of industrial coatings better, safer and more efficient – and we’re doing just that with Qlayers, a winner of the 2019 Paint the Future global startup challenge. Find out more about our collaboration on an automated printing head.
Our innovations go beyond expectation, beyond imagination and beyond generations. How? Discover our inspiring stories here.
Beyond gameplay A story about science, sparkle and surfaces
It’s extremely hard to digitally capture metallic and pearl sparkle effects the way they appear in real life. It used to require a little imagination. So we developed interactive 3D color visualization tools for our customers – by updating technology used...
Beyond the rainbow Cloud-based app retrieves millions of colors
There are way more than seven colors in the rainbow! Our MIXITᵀᴹ app contains more than two million formulas for automotive, aerospace and yacht colors. It’s easy, accessible and helps both painters and managers do their work. We call it “the future o...
Beyond slippery Eco-friendly solution stops ants in their tracks
A coat of paint that makes surfaces too slippery for ants to climb? Ingenious! Aurélie Féat’s PhD thesis research and small-particle concept paint may have paved the way for new innovations in coatings that could save billions of dollars in building damag...
Beyond shiny High Definition Technology makeover for yachts
Now life's a breeze for yacht owners. Protecting boats with our high performing, single-stage Awlgrip HDT (High Definition Technology) topcoat offers a mirror-like finish that will turn heads for a long time. The result is stunning, long lasting and best of a...
Beyond cool Paints that lower the temperature
Protect your home from wind, rain and the sun! Dulux Weathershield contains Keep Cool Technology with special pigments that reflect more sun's rays – reducing the surface temperature by up to 5°C. That means you need less air conditioning, use less energy ...
Beyond panels Helping buildings capture the sun’s power
Wasted no more! AkzoNobel is part of research consortium ENVISION, aiming to turn heat absorbed by buildings into energy. We're looking beyond solar panels to create heat-absorbing coatings for all surfaces of the building – solutions which come in more col...
We’d love to connect with you at one of our upcoming events, but due to the current turbulent situation we are in, we are not sure when we will be able to do so again. We follow the updates around COVID-19 closely and will inform you on our actions as soon as we know more. For now we have decided to cancel everything until October 1st.