AkzoNobel Wood Coatings North America introduces Ora Verde, the first full line of urethanes based on European technology produced in North America. The Ora Verde product line enhances AkzoNobel's Chemcraft; portfolio of premium industrial wood coatings. Following AkzoNobel's acquisition of Chemcraft in 2007, North American chemists began a collaborative project with their Italian AkzoNobel colleagues to develop new formulations that would comply with the North American environmental and regulatory standards. All Ora Verde products will be manufactured in North America and each of the formulations has been tested by current users of popular European brands to ensure superior quality. Benefits include faster drying times, superior chemical resistance, and an easier to use one-to-one mixing ratio. The products will be available nationally through the Chemcraft distribution network. Technical support and training are also readily available. The new urethane line includes five new finishes. In continuing AkzoNobel's commitment to develop sustainable products, three of the five new products carry the new Eco-Friendly logo that can be found on all Chemcraft products that meet or exceed existing environmental standards.