Akzo Nobel N.V. is a paints and coatings company and a producer of specialty chemicals. The Company operates in three segments: Decorative Paints, Performance Coatings and Specialty Chemicals. The Decorative Paints segment supplies the professional and do-it-yourself markets with interior and exterior decoration and protection products. The Performance Coatings segment includes marine coatings, metal coatings, powder coatings, protective coatings, vehicle refinishes, wood coatings, and specialty coatings, such as aerospace coatings, specialty finishes, yacht coatings. The Specialty Chemicals segment offers specialty chemical products used in everyday products, such as ice cream, soups, disinfectants, plastics, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, paper and asphalt. The Company's brands include Coral, Dulux, Flexa, Hammerite, Sadolin, Sikkens, Awlgrip, International, Interpon, AkzoNobel, Bindzil, Biostyle, Dissolvine, Ecosel, Eka, Expancel, Jozo and Kromasil.