AkzoNobel is engaged in the decorative paints, performance coatings, and specialty chemicals businesses worldwide. Its specialty chemicals include functional chemicals comprising cellulosic specialties, chelates, ethylene amines, metal alkyls, micronutrients, organic peroxides, and polysulfides. The company’s specialty chemicals also comprise industrial chemicals, including salt, chlor-alkali products, and monochloracetic acid. Its performance coating products include automotive and aerospace coatings, marine and protective coatings. AkzoNobel was founded in 1646 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.