Akzo Nobel NV is a holding company that engages in the manufacture and sale of coating and paint products. It operates through the following segments: Decorative Paints, Performance Coatings, and Specialty Chemicals. The Decorative Paints segment manufactures and supplies a range of interior and exterior decoration and protection products for professional and do-it-yourself markets. The Performance Coatings segment produces automotive and aerospace; industrial; marine and protective; and powder coatings. The Specialty Chemicals segment manufactures functional, industrial, and pulp and performance chemicals. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands.