NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 6, 2009 – AkzoNobel Coatings announced today that specialty and fine chemical e-distributor ChemPoint.com has been chosen as their preferred North American supplier of AkzoNobel’s Interpon rapid supply and express color powder coatings products and services. These encompass stocking colors for industrial and architectural markets, as well as color delivery service where small batch color matches are provided within 48 hours. ChemPoint will provide marketing, technical sales, personalized customer service and order fulfillment for Interpon customers across the U.S.
Dave Heflin, Director of Marketing for AkzoNobel Powder Coatings in the Americas, commented “AkzoNobel has a strong global track-record of successfully providing innovative products and services to the job coater and general industrial market segments worldwide. We have listened to these customers and have tailored a strong offering with quick service and a fully stocked product line that ChemPoint will promote. This partnership will enable us to reach job coaters and industrial businesses without previous access to these advantages. In these extraordinary times, perhaps more than ever, customers need innovation, service, and support. Together with ChemPoint, we are in a great position to get these products into the hands of the powder coaters in our industry.”
AkzoNobel is the world’s largest manufacturer of powder coatings, and enjoys the leading position in the architectural, automotive, furniture, appliance, functional, and general industrial market segments worldwide. Their business focuses on innovative powder coatings drawn from a global portfolio, each product specifically designed to create value for users of these products. While stocking a long list of powders for general consumption, AkzoNobel also has the ability to produce custom formulations -- each developed and tailored for a particular customer or application, and many available in smaller quantities and on demand.
“ChemPoint is honored to be partnered with AkzoNobel, whose strong reputation is a result of their actual performance in the marketplace,” said Steve Block, Vice President of Marketing & Sales at ChemPoint. “Having competed with their product offering over the last several years, we have experienced their capabilities first-hand. Our marketing reach and technical expertise will connect thousands of new customers with the values provided by the world’s leading powder coatings producer.”
Effective March 6, 2009, ChemPoint will begin to proactively contact powder coating buyers to make them aware of the product portfolio and services provided by AkzoNobel Powder Coatings. To purchase material, customers can contact ChemPoint via telephone at 800-485-9569, fax at 425-378-8675, e-mail at [email protected]
or online through www.chempoint.com
. Prospective customers can receive immediate technical support and request samples by calling 800-485-9569 or by e-mailing [email protected]
About AkzoNobel Powder Coatings
AkzoNobel is the world’s largest supplier of coatings. As a part of this successful portfolio focused on paint and coatings, AkzoNobel Powder Coatings (www.interpon.com
) is the largest global manufacturer of powder coatings and a world leader in powder coatings technology. With 30 manufacturing facilities worldwide, AkzoNobel powder coatings are used to coat everything from metal furniture to window frames, radiators, pipes and cars and even wood and plastic. AkzoNobel’s powder coatings are supplied to eight key market sectors - appliance, architectural, automotive, functional, furniture, general industry, general trade coaters and IT. The business also includes a range of high heat products.