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AkzoNobel finalizes divestment of its Purate water treatment business

Press Release   •   Dec 02, 2013 20:00 GMT

AkzoNobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals have signed an agreement regarding the divestment of its Purate water treatment business, effective December 2, 2013.

The new owner is US based Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. The Purate technology and service will become an offering of Nalco, an Ecolab company, and its Water and Process Services (WPS) division.

The divestment is in line with AkzoNobel strategy launched earlier this year. The company will continue to focus on global leadership positions in pulp bleaching, paper chemicals, colloidal silica and expandable microspheres.

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AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 50,000 people around the world are committed to delivering leading products and technologies to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing world.