AkzoNobel's history can be traced back as far as 1777, to the foundation of Det Holmbladske Selskab (now Sadolin) in Denmark.
AkzoNobel's Interchar® fire retardant coating was derived from its International Paint business' Chartek® technology, which was used during the U.S. Apollo missions.
ICI's famous Old English sheepdog appeared in Dulux® advertising for the first time in 1963, as ICI Paints began appealing to the new DIY market.
AkzoNobel supplied coatings for the Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube used for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
World Cup 2010 South Africa: around 750,000 liters of International Paint® products have been used to provide a protective coating for more than 30,000 tons of steel for the football stadiums in Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.