2003 Cardolite M. T. Harvey Award Winners – Alan Penman, Alan Guy & Ken Baxter

AKZO, at the time International Paint, recognized the need to coat ships in Korea all around the year. There was a urgent need for fast curing agents. Alan Penman was asked to find a solution and discovered the phenalkamine technology. They rapidly developed a phenalkamine curing agent and improved it to make a product which revealed to be very efficient. Alan Guy took then the baton to further develop the technology. International started the production in Felling and Alan Penman was again coming on board to further develop the technology. All these developments and implementation works were done under Ken Baxter’s supervision. The production capacity was rapidly filled. Both Alan Penman and Alan Guy claimed not to have thought of such a success when they started their research and development works.

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