AkzoNobel steps towards solutions for heritage preservation in Vietnam

07:52 | 22/03/2019
Famous heritage can be effectively protected against the damage of weather and incidents thanks to innovative technologies including paints and coatings solutions.  
akzonobel steps towards solutions for heritage preservation in vietnam
AkzoNobel steps towards solutions for heritage preservation in Vietnam

On March 21, AkzoNobel - the leading company in paints and coatings in the world, and also the manufacturer of Dulux Professional paint organised international seminar “Urban Heritage Preservation – A Key to Sustainable Development” in cooperation with Architecture magazine of the Vietnam Association of Architects.

The event aims at creating a forum for experts and architects to gather to share experiences of protecting heritages in the world and in Vietnam. In the seminar, AkzoNobel offered a number of innovative paints and coatings products as effective solutions towards helping preserve the original beauty of historical heritages across nation. The event attracted more than 200 developers and professionals in the field.

Since 2016, Dulux Professional has introduced a range of about 70 products and services in the catalogue for projects in Vietnam market. Over the years, the innovation platforms for the product range have been developed which will offer better resource and energy efficiency, longer durability and even higher safety to users.

Pamela Phua, general director of AkzoNobel Paints Vietnam said, “Heritages are precious assets of any nation. They are not only historical and cutural symbols of the country but also hooks to attract tourists, contributing to local economic growth. By protecting those symbolic structures, we can inherit and continue to save the country’s cuture for future generation as well as create a great momentum for the development of tourism and economy.”

“As a leading global paints and coatings company, AkzoNobel calls on its expertise and products to protect, restore and add colour to the built environment. By collaborating with many different parties including international institutional partners as well as local government authorities, AkzoNobel is committed to hugely supporting the revitalisation of Vietnamese historical heritages nationwide,” she added.

akzonobel steps towards solutions for heritage preservation in vietnam
Pamela Phua, general director of AkzoNobel Paints Vietnam

AkzoNobel’s products are already protecting numerous famous heritages such as Rijksmuseum (Netherlands), Van Gogh museum (Netherlands), Burkill Hall (Singapore), Malacca (Malaysia)…

Luigi Croce, chairman of the Venice Architects Association, shared his own experiences through heritage preservation case studies in Italy. He said, “Heritage preservation is more than just “keep history alive”, it revitalises local economy and builds that sense of belonging, pride and identity to the country”. In Italy, we have gained various successes in preserving symbolic structures by reusing and adapting them to the modern necessities. With experiences earned from those projects, I hope to accompany Vietnam developers and business sector to build a proper master plan for Vietnam heritages in the new wave of development.”

Pham Tuan Long, Deputy Chairman of the Hoan Kiem People’s Committee said, “Heritage preservation is meaningful not only to cultural and economic growth but also to identity of a nation. It’s glad to see enterprises like AkzoNobel are collaborating with developers to work on this with innovative technologies in preserving and reconstructing those structures. I hope that the collaboration will continue in long term and strongly believe that it will foster Vietnam heritage preservation in the near future, bringing more values to the community.”

Dulux Professional also sponsors for a series of events on urban heritage preservation held by SCE Project Asia and IUAV including the event “Cities of the Future & Heritage Preservation” of representatives from Vietnamese and Italian institutional, academic and professional world. Those events combined with the seminar once again affirms Dulux Professional’s effort in pursuing sustainable development and its acts on that core value.

Not only being applied advanced technologies to “Do more with less”, Dulux Professional from AkzoNobel also pioneers in promoting green architecture in urban areas.

In Vietnam, AkzoNobel promotes this trend by introducing and providing Dulux Professional comprehensive solutions for project customers; holding the Smart City - Sustainable City Seminar in 2018 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; sponsoring for Sustainable Real Estate Development Conference; sponsoring for Association of Vietnamese architects in Singapore Green Building Week.

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 active in over 150 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect. Dulux Professional is the leading brand of paints for project market of AkzoNobel.

The notable technologies in each of platform that Dulux Professional offers include:

  • Reduced energy consumption: keepcooltm technology – 15 per cent savings on cooling cost per year, lumitectm technology – up to 20 per cent saving on light energy consumption
  • Durability: timeresisttm technology – 15 years all protection for exterior walls, stainresisttm – all stains resistance
  • Reduced resources used: dual-tech technology – achieve 1 less coat resulting up to 30 per cent increase in productivity
  • Health & well-being: odour neutralizing methodology helps to improve air quality besides the outstanding anti-bacteria ability.
  • Lower environmental impact: this is our effort to develop sustainable solutions without compromising quality.

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