AkzoNobel sponsors 100m mural to protect ocean environment

15:49 | 27/05/2019
AkzoNobel sponsored the 100 metre mural with its paints and coatings to call attention to the alarming levels of pollution choking up our oceans.
akzonobel sponsors 100m mural to protect ocean environment
AkzoNobel teamed up with the Hanoi University of Fine Arts to create the mural

Last weekend, the mural was introduced in Linh Truong’s sea embankment in Thanh Hoa in the framework of the project“For the non-waste ocean”. All paints and coatings used in the project were offered by AkzoNobel Vietnam under the AkzoNobel Cares initiative.

The consequence of the vicious circle of humans polluting the environment, the fish eating human waste, and then humans eating the fish took shape on the 100m enbankment. It took a group of painters, lecturers, and students of Hanoi University of Fine Arts around 20 days to finish the picture under harsh conditions.

Lecturer Phung Hoa Mien, Associate Dean of Art Fundamentals, Hanoi University of Fine Arts, the project leader, said, “Implementing a mural of a record length is a great achievement but a great concern is keeping it intact in the severe coastal weather. Fortunately, the project is supported by AkzoNobel’s special protective coating products. Thus, the message is not only attractive and vibrant, but will also resist weather damage.”

akzonobel sponsors 100m mural to protect ocean environment
A student of Hanoi University of Fine Arts at work

In this project, AkzoNobel provided two types of paints and coatings, including Interzone to protect the embankment against the climate factors and Dulux Weathershield to create a colourful cover. With this new coat, the embankment has become a tourist attraction and a messenger of ocean protection at Linh Truong coast.

Jeff James, commercial director M&PC, AkzoNobel South Asia, said, “Ocean pollution is becoming more and more serious around the world, exposing us, both at the present and in the future, to danger. As a leading global company in the paints and coatings industry, we believe that such projects will bring about a ripple effect encouraging the community to join hands to protect our future.”

“Sustainable development is at the heart of everything the company does. Through this support, AkzoNobel hopes to take advantage of our strength to make changes both in the mind and real life. In the near future, the company will continue to contribute our colour to spread the message of green living and the importance of environmentally friendly and sustainable development," said Pamela, general director of AkzoNobel Paints Vietnam.

akzonobel sponsors 100m mural to protect ocean environment
The finished mural

The sponsorship for the mural is AkzoNobel’s latest initiative under AkzoNobel Cares, an AkzoNobel initiative to help improve living spaces and develop the community through Let’s Colour, Education Fund, Community Day, and others projects. Prior to this, AkzoNobel Vietnam also supported the recoating projects of the People’s Committee building of Ho Chi Minh City, the Museum of Art of Ho Chi Minh City, Dai Lanh Lighthouse, and the painting projects at Be Island (Ly Son) and Canh Duong (Quang Binh province).

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. It is considered an expert in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792. Its world-class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens, and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services customers expect.

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