AkzoNobel Invests $20 Million To Increase Surfactants Capacity

CHICAGO — October 10, 2011 — AkzoNobel has announced its plan to invest $20 million to increase
capacity at its Surface Chemistry plants in Itupeva, S.P., Brazil, and Morris, Illinois, USA, over
the next two years. This investment will enable AkzoNobel to expand production capacity for fatty
amine derivatives, which are essential ingredients in formulations used in a broad range of
industries such as oilfield, organoclay, fabric softeners, agrochemicals, home and personal care.

“We are committed to support our strategic customers in the Americas by constantly improving
our manufacturing sites and, as a result of our unparalleled innovation efforts, enabling them to
develop and produce new products,” says Bob Margevich, Managing Director, AkzoNobel Surface
Chemistry business unit. “Our objective is to grow with our customers.”

AkzoNobel’s fatty amines product lines include: Arquad®, Ethoquad®, Armid®, Armeen®,
Armosoft®, Redicote®, Berol®, Bermocoll®,  Aromox®, Duomeen®, Triameen®, Armac®, Duomac® and

Posted on October 10, 2011

Source: AkzoNobel