Vijay Datta


Director of Protective Coatings North America, AkzoNobel Coatings Ltd.


Vijay Datta is currently Director of Protective Coatings North America at AkzoNobel. He has a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ.

With more than 49 years of experience in the protective and marine coatings industry, Vijay and his co-authors have authored over 70 research papers for marine and industrial publications. Six papers won SSPC’s Outstanding Publication Awards, and five won SSPC’s Editors Awards in the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings.

Vijay Datta was the recipient of the Mortimer T. Harvey award as the first person to commercialize the phenalkamine curing technology for use in marine and protective coatings.

He is holder of two US patents.

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