AkzoNobel is one of the world’s leading specialty chemical manufacturers of surfactants, polymers and solvents within the agrochemical industry. Throughout the world, they provide innovative surface chemistry technologies for crop-protection. They serve formulators and active ingredient producers with solutions that are environmentally safe, biodegradable and cost effective. AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry operates in 50 countries and employs more than 1,500 people. They are a leading supplier of specialty surfactants and synthetic and bio-polymer additives. Using a combination of chemical expertise, process technology and application knowhow, they help a multitude of manufacturers and formulators with specific challenges. Their customers can be found in industries such as agro, asphalt, cleaning, fabric care, mining, personal care and petroleum.