AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company, is underlining its commitment to invest in the country and expand its presence by participating in the Iran Oil Show 2017
AkzoNobel will be presenting a selection of its innovative protective coatings products at the show, which takes place from 6 - 9 May in Tehran. These include its international brand of innovative products from Chartek, Interchar, Ceilcote and Enviroline product ranges, used in industries including oil and gas, mining and power – all high-growth sectors in Iran.
AkzoNobel is already supplying products for various commercial projects in Iran. Andrea Meconcelli, director Performance Coatings, AkzoNobel Middle East, said, “We see strong opportunity to expand our presence in Iran, especially with the country’s investments in infrastructure development. Several projects are taking shape across the country, and our products are ideally suited for these, especially in fire-proofing.
“We also see a strong opportunity to support the Iranian fire brigade, who are taking strong measures to improve the quality of fire-proofing. For over 45 years, our Interchar and Chartek products have provided anti-corrosive and aesthetic fire protection for steel structures in sectors including infrastructure, power, oil and gas, chemical, mining, and bridges. All over the world we are working with our customers from the design phase to application and through to construction, ensuring specification and code compliance.”
He added, “The entry of multinational companies in Iran has also led to an increase in demand for high-quality products, which will also have a positive impact on our business. We are committed to investing in the country and to being closer to our customers, providing them with protective coatings products that meet their requirements.”
AkzoNobel’s Chartek 7 passive fire protection solution for use on all areas of an asset holds the distinction of being the most specified epoxy passive fire protection (PFP) product for over 50 years and serves as an ideal choice for the Iranian offshore oil and gas industry.
AkzoNobel is also bringing its latest innovation – Chartek 2218 – an all-new epoxy passive fire protection product aimed at onshore oil, gas and chemical projects. It helps achieve significant cost savings through its simplified installation and unique rapid cure properties. Even at low temperatures, faster application and improved production rates can be achieved, which contribute to reduced overall costs compared to other epoxy passive fire protection alternatives. Meconcelli added, “At a time where cost savings are paramount in the oil and gas industry, Chartek 2218 addresses many areas where our customers look for savings.”
AkzoNobel will be exhibiting in Hall 40, stand 1463 at the Iran Oil Show