Published: Thursday, 09 April 2015

AkzoNobel has been announced as the winner of the Sustainability category of the inaugural Winsemius Awards, given by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Singapore for AkzoNobel’s innovations in marine coatings.

Akzonobel Wins Sustainability Award In Singapore.

(Third from left: Oscar Wezenbeek, Director of AkzoNobel Marine Coatings, receiving the Sustainability category award of the inaugural Winsemius Awards from Dr Pieter Winsemius)

The Singapore Economic Development Board sponsors the Sustainability award. It was awarded to AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business for its breakthrough Intersleek 1100SR foul release coating and its carbon credits program. Intersleek products have been proven to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Customers in the program can earn carbon credits that they can sell or pass on to other stakeholders. 

AkzoNobel’s Marine business chose Singapore as a worldwide marine testing laboratory and R&D centre in 2010, with a specific remit to develop and test anti-fouling marine coatings. The Intersleek hull coating product is a technological breakthrough that is fluoropolymer-based and biocide-free. 

The carbon credits program is the first of its kind in the marine business and it was launched in 2014 by AkzoNobel and The Gold Standard Foundation, an NGO originally set up by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).