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AkzoNobel Adds to U.K. R&D Capacity, Opens Fire-Resistant Coatings Lab

9:20 AM MDT | June 7, 2011 | Alex Scott

AkzoNobel has boosted its R&D activities at Felling, U.K. with the opening of a €7 million ($10.3 million) R&D center to develop fire-resistant coatings. The company has invested a further €3 million at Felling to develop other R&D activities including enhancing its understanding of polymer physics. Felling, with 330 R&D staff, is already AkzoNobel’s largest R&D hub in the world. The group has five other R&D centers in locations including China and the U.S. The new fire-resistant coatings lab will be operated by the...

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