About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.


AkzoNobel in Malmö are looking for students for master thesis projects during fall/winter 2019. You will be given the chance to work in an inspiring environment, side by side with engineers developing the concepts and technology of the coating solutions of tomorrow. The subject of the master thesis may be different depending on current projects. Subjects ranges from polymer synthesis via coating formulation and application, to test method development. Polymer synthesis projects aim at developing new polymers with improved mechanical properties by evaluating new chemistries. Coating formulation projects intend to investigate changes in end-use properties of the coating such as durability and chemical resistance, caused by differences in formulation recipes and external environment. Development of test methods ranges from validation of new instruments with novel metrics to improvement of currently used test methods. All projects are part of our on-going development projects. All projects will allow the student to influence the outcome and direction of the project.
By emailing our contact person (Tobias Svensson), you will get up-to-date information and a discussion around available topics that interest you the most.

Job requirements/Candidate profile

Who are you?
- Projects are targeted at Master’s students in chemical engineering or similar educations.
- A background in organic chemistry and polymer chemistry is a must.
- Knowledge about coatings, surface chemistry, colloidals, statistics and chemometrics is meritorious.
- As a student you should be dedicated, independent and eager to learn. Necessary skills include documentation in a structured manner.
- Fluent in English both written and spoken.

Additional information

We want you to submit the following in your application:
- CV
- Cover letter
- A technical essay written by you (from e.g. a project work etc).
For more information about our master thesis projects or internships please contact Tobias Svenson, Development Engineer, tobias.svensson@akzonobel.com.
If you have any questions about your application please contact Felicia Lindbom, Talent Acquisition Partner, talentresourcing.se@akzonobel.com.

More about us

Akzo Nobel Industrial Coatings is a leading manufacturer of paints and coatings for industrial surface finishing. We provide beauty and protection to wood products such as windows, doors, cabinet, floors and furniture’s. In Sweden we have approximately 300 employees at our office and production site in Sege/Malmö.
The Global Development Teams within Wood Coatings is responsible for ownership of technology platforms and large development projects globally. The working group holds the responsibility for development of UV curing and waterborne technologies for interior coatings. A global development group for exterior coatings within Wood Coatings also exists on site.
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