Global startup challenge 2021
Startups are about to explore a world of possibilities in the paints and coatings industry – Paint the Future’s second global startup challenge launched May 18. Led by AkzoNobel and powered by thousands of connections around the world, Paint the Future has become the industry’s largest collaborative innovation ecosystem.
GLOBAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
AkzoNobel and TNW partnership
June 3, 2021
Connecting with passionate tech innovators is the goal of a new Paint the Future partnership between AkzoNobel and the “heart of tech”, TNW (The Next Web). The two companies will share the power of open innovation across their networks.
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.
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 corrosion Water-based paint is the ultimate rust-buster
Need to fix up your old, rusty fence but don’t know where to start? Hammerite Ultima makes it easy. Use it on any metal surface – even rusted ones – without a primer. The genius of the more sustainable water-based formulation is that it dries fast to of...
Beyond spotless Dulux EasyCare+ resists stains and scuffs
Keeping your walls pristine is a battle – but the calvary's here in the form of Dulux EasyCare+. Using heroic Scuff Resist technology, the paint forms a durable matt coating that prevents battle scars from any plastic, rubber or wood adversaries. Live, play...
Beyond hygienic Enhanced powder coatings with antimicrobial propertie...
BioCote® technology does not protect users or others against disease causing bacteria, germs, viruses or other harmful organisms. This technology is not a substitute for good hygiene and/or cleaning practices.
Beyond eyesight Digital quality checks for textured powder coatings
Visual inspection used to be the only way you could quality check a textured powder coating surface. Pioneering technology takes us a major step forward. With the help of our expertise, BYK-Gardner has added digital measurement of texture to the spectro2profi...
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...