Grow & Deliver strategy on track: AkzoNobel publishes 2021 annual report

AkzoNobel has published its digital Report 2021, which highlights how the company remains on course to achieve its strategic ambitions, despite a challenging year for the whole paints and coatings industry.


The dedicated Report 2021 website includes comprehensive coverage of the company’s financial results and key business developments. Sustainability is also integrated throughout, including an extensive section structured around People. Planet. Paint.

In his CEO statement, Thierry Vanlancker says that while 2021 was marked by a series of headwinds, the company coped well: “We were able to safeguard our profitability and our Grow & Deliver strategy has remained on course. The reinvention of AkzoNobel as a focused paints and coatings company, which started in 2017, is clearly on track to make us the reference in our industry.”

Offering a wide range of interactive content and infographics, the online report opens with a user-friendly home page, while intuitive functionality makes it easy to access information. Visitors can also make use of various tools to compare key data and download tables, while several case studies – with related videos – also feature prominently.

Continues Vanlancker: “Although we were dealing with incoming supply chain disruption and inflation, demand for our paints and coatings remained strong and I’m very proud of how our teams held everything together inside our company, while making sure that we stayed close to our customers.”

To visit the Report 2021 website, click here.

About AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. That’s why everything we do starts with People. Planet. Paint. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

PM to deliver ‘State of the World’ special address at WEF’s Davos Agenda on 17th January

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will deliver ‘State of the World’ special address at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda on 17th January, 2022 at 8:30 PM IST via video conferencing.

The virtual event will be held from 17th to 21st January 2022. It will also be addressed by several Heads of State including  Kishida Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan; Ursua von der Leyen, President of the European Commission; Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia; Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia; Naftali Bennett, Prime Minister of Israel; Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China among others. The event will also witness participation of top industry leaders, international organizations and civil society, who will deliberate on critical challenges being faced by the world today and discuss how to address them.



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STL and to Deliver Core Technologies to Empower 5G Stacks for Enterprises and Cloud Service Providers, a leader in Kubernetes data management for enterprise applications and operators of 5G solutions, has announced a strategic collaboration with STL (NSE: STLTECH), an industry-leading integrator of digital networks, to offer an (XaaS) Everything-as-a-Service solution. The XaaS solution will leverage the STL Enterprise Marketplace Platform with the Robin Cloud-Native Platform (CNP) to deliver enterprise applications and 5G services effectively.

“Built on the foundation of cloud-native, zero-touch automation and open architectures, the integrated marketplace solution will enable CSPs to deliver new revenue models and accelerate customer onboarding while keeping service delivery costs in check. The marketplace solution, built jointly by STL and for service providers and enterprises, will disrupt the way XaaS frameworks are built and delivered,” said Partha Seetala, founder and CEO of

STL Enterprise Marketplace is a new-age, platform-based model that simplifies collaboration and has the potential to open up multi-sided marketplace opportunities. STL offers end-to-end software solutions for creating new-age digital services, building new business models, and opening new revenue streams.

The Platform brings together service providers, partners and enterprise customers from different verticals on the same Platform. Robin CNP provides storage, network management and scheduling to run complex network workloads from application vendors and partners across a wide spectrum of use cases. The synergy provides a complete platform for partnership, collaboration and co-creation targeted for enterprise telco customers.

Commenting on the collaboration, Saikat Mitra, COO of STL Network Software, said, “Extreme automation and true cloud-native platforms are key to accelerating digital transformation. In its endeavor to bring innovative XaaS offerings faster to the market, STL has been supporting a hybrid network ecosystem with its 5G Enterprise Marketplace and 5G monetization initiatives. In this strategic partnership, we are bringing our Enterprise Marketplace Platform enabling to achieve seamless cloud infrastructure management for multi-datacenter, multi-cloud and multi-edge ecosystems and actualize their vision on 5G, IoT and WiFi.”

There is a growing trend amongst the Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to become an enterprise platform provider to leverage the massive opportunities it provides. The STL Enterprise Marketplace Platform, paired with Robin Multi-Data Center Automation Platform (MDCAP) and Robin CNP, equips service providers with the technology needed to break in and dominate the enterprise XaaS market. The collaboration announced today provides telcos an agile, scalable automation solution for 5G designed to help them reduce risk and accelerate time to value.

About STL

STL (Sterlite Technologies Ltd) is an industry-leading integrator of digital networks that helps telcos, cloud companies, citizen networks and large enterprises deliver enhanced experiences to their customers. STL provides end-to-end, 5G-ready solutions ranging from wired to wireless, design to deployment, and computing connectivity. Our core capabilities lie in Optical Interconnect, Virtualised Access Solutions, Network Software and System Integration. For more information on the STL Enterprise Marketplace Platform, please visit

About provides cloud-native capabilities that automate deployment, scaling and lifecycle management of enterprise and 5G applications on Kubernetes. The company’s core technology uses application bundles and application pipelines, which are automated through patented infrastructure and application-topology awareness technology. allows developers and platform engineers to deploy and easily manage data rapidly- and network-centric applications-including big data, NoSQL and 5G-independent of underlying infrastructure resources. Robin is used globally by companies including BNP Paribas, Palo Alto Networks, Rakuten Mobile, SAP, Sabre and USAA. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, solutions are recognized by Gartner, IDC, GigaOm and others for their innovation and reliability. More at and Twitter: @robin4K8S.

Boeing to deliver additional Chinook helicopters to U.S. Army special operations

Boeing [NYSE: BA] will build six more MH-47G Block II Chinooks for the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command as part of a $246.48 million contract.

Delivery of these aircraft are scheduled to start in 2023. With this additional order, Boeing is now under contract for 30 MH-47G Block II Chinooks, four of which have been delivered to date.

These aircraft will be the first to include the new Active Parallel Actuator Subsystem (APAS), a mission system that helps pilots execute more difficult maneuvers while improving safety and reliability of flight.

“APAS is one of many next-level capabilities that allows the Chinook to deliver more payload – faster, farther and smarter,” said Andy Builta, Boeing vice president and H-47 program manager.

The MH-47G Block II Chinook also features improved structure and weight reduction initiatives like new lighter weight fuel pods that increase performance and efficiency.

Boeing has more than 4,600 Boeing employees in Pennsylvania supporting H-47 Chinook, V-22 Osprey, MH-139A Grey Wolf and a number of services and engineering efforts. Boeing’s presence, including suppliers and vendors, supports an estimated 16,000 total jobs in Pennsylvania.

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ASC Film Capacitors Deliver High-Frequency, Stability & Self Healing Performance

 New Yorker Electronics is now distributing the entire line of MEC-DL products, including its HHR model designed for optimal humidity resistance. ASC/Shizuki’s MEC-DL Film Capacitors are designed for PCB mounting with ease of mounting and space utilization in mind. They are conducive to low inductance applications and are frequently used in solar power inverters, frequency converters and DC filtering.

The MEC-DL line is largely used in solar energy transference and is a well-suited industry solution for future solar expansion. A recent’s Solar Futures Study indicates that solar could account for as much as 40-percent of the nation’s electricity supply by 2035 and 45-percent by 2050 with aggressive cost reductions as incentive.

The Shizuki MEC-DL capacitors are designed with PCB board mounting in mind. Their lead spacing and compact size are conductive for low inductance (<1nH per mm of lead spacing). They are available through New Yorker Electronics with single lead or dual leads depending on the current or application requirements. This product uses segmented film technology for safety at the end of life of the capacitor. It has a capacitance range of 10µF to 100µF and is available in tolerances of ±5% and ±10% and rated voltages of 450, 850 and 950VDC.

The lead spacing and compact size on the Shizuki MEC-DL Low Profile Capacitors are available with a single or dual leads depending on the current or application requirements. Its capacitance range is 13µF to 66µF with a tolerance of ±10% and rated voltage options of 450VDC and 850VDC.

ASC’s MEC-DL HHR High Humidity Resistant Metalized Propylene Film Capacitors for DC Link are high-frequency and high-stability and used in DC Linking and Filtering and inverter circuits for appliances. However they feature stability at high temperature and humidity making them ideal for industrial power supplies, wind power generation and solar inverters.

Their internal construction achieves low inductance and very low ESR. These qualities enable the reduction or elimination of the snubber circuit and as a result, they can handle much higher ripple current, and the bulk capacitance can be reduced. They also feature self-healing and internal fuse action for higher safety at end of life. With rated voltages between 450VDC and 1100VDC, they have a Humidity Resistance of 85% at 85°C over 1,000 hours.

ASC Capacitors specializes in custom designs to support the most challenging applications. As a franchised distributor, New Yorker Electronics supplies the entire line of ASC DC Filters, AC Filters, Snubbers, Traditional Film Capacitors and Metallized Propylene-Protected Dry Caps.

About New Yorker Electronics

Headquartered in Northvale, New Jersey, New Yorker Electronics, Co., Inc. ( is a global franchised distributor of electronic components, value-added services, and supply chain solutions to the world’s leading OEMs and contract manufacturers in the commercial, industrial, and aerospace/defense, markets. Founded in 1948, the AS9120B and ISO 9001:2015 certified company has earned a reputation for delivering superior levels of reliability and customer support while providing direct franchise access to an extensive ready-to-ship inventory of passive, interconnect, electromechanical and Mil-Spec components, as well as semiconductor devices.

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