At NBAA 2009 AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings is launching a new base coat/clear
coat paint system for the general aviation sector. The Alumigrip® 4400/4450 is an
environmentally compliant coating system that reduces the time required to paint an
aircraft by up to 40% and improves color and gloss retention.
Alumigrip® 4400/4450 is based on the latest high solids polyurethane technology
and was developed to specifically meet the needs of corporate and general aviation
customers where a high quality, long lasting, distinctive finish, is a top priority.
The new Alumigrip® 4400/4450 base coat / clear coat system can be supplied in a
very wide choice of colors, including solid colors and high-impact metallic finishes.
It is also compatible with the Alumigrip® range of environmentally compliant primers,
surfacers and topcoats:
Alumigrip® 4001 chromate free, corrosion inhibiting primer surfacer;
Alumigrip® 4101 chromate free, corrosion inhibiting primer;
Alumigrip® 4200 high solids buffable polyurethane topcoat;
Alumigrip® 10P8-11 corrosion inhibiting primer; and
Alumigrip® 10P30-8 high solids epoxy sanding surfacer.
The Alumigrip® 4400 base dries to tape in just two hours at normal application
conditions, significantly reducing the time required to apply multiple colors. New
resin technology in the Alumigrip® 4450 clear coat offers owners and operators
improved durability for a longer coating life.
Additional benefits of the two coat Alumigrip® 4400/4450 system are its superior
'hiding' qualities, excellent wet-edge performance, and a smooth, buffable finish
that stands up extremely well to the effects of rain erosion and commercial
hydraulic fluids (Hyjet IV ®, Skydrol ® 500B and Skydrol ® LD-4).
AkzoNobel is proud to be one of the world's leading industrial companies. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we make and
supply a wide range of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals - pro forma 2008 revenue totaled €15.4 billion. In fact, we are the
largest global paints and coatings company. As a major producer of specialty chemicals we supply industries worldwide with quality
ingredients for life's essentials. We think about the future, but act in the present. We're passionate about introducing new ideas and
developing sustainable answers for our customers. That's why our 60,000 employees - who are based in more than 80 countries -
are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow's Answers Today.
About AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings:
At AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings we strive to develop, manufacture and supply high-quality coating solutions to serve the current
and future needs of the aviation industry worldwide. We are always finding ways to improve our products and provide new practical
answers to customer's needs including reduced process times, technical support, enhanced protection to aircraft, and unique colors
with brilliance. We think about the future, but act in the present. We're passionate about developing sustainable answers for our