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Aptera Chooses AkzoNobel Sikkens Brand as Paint for Sustainable Transportation Alternative
AkzoNobel Car Refinishes Americas has been chosen by Aptera, a developer of futuristic concept cars, as the paint provider for their concept vehicles. All vehicles being produced today are painted with the AkzoNobel waterborne system, Sikkens Autowave. The Aptera concept car is currently participating in the Progressive Insurance Automotive Xprize competition. Progressive Insurance sponsors the competition as a method of inspiring the development of a new generation of viable, safe and super fuel efficient vehicles. This competition involves production teams from around the world that have designed and built production capable, super fuel efficient and clean vehicles. Following a rigorous series of long distance exercises, winners of the competition will share in a $10 million cash prize to assist them in bringing their innovations to the consumer market.

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InkWorldMagazine.com
PRIVATE COMPANY
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1946
COATINGS REVENUES: $250 million
SEGMENT BREAKDOWN
Architectural coatings: 80%
Industrial coatings: 10%
Non-auto OEM: 10%
 
InkWorldMagazine.com
PUBLIC COMPANY
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1942
COATINGS REVENUES: $1.059 billion
TOTAL REVENUES: $1.059 billion
SEGMENT BREAKDOWN
Architectural/Decorative: 90%
Industrial & Automotive: 10%
 
InkWorldMagazine.com
PUBLIC COMPANY
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1947
Coatings REVENUEs: $3.368 billion
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Segment breakdown
Industrial Segment: 67%
Consumer Segment: 33%
 
InkWorldMagazine.com
PUBLIC COMPANY
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1971
COATINGS REVENUES: $145 million
SEGMENT BREAKDOWN
Industrial wood coatings: 95%