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Akzo Nobel’s Car Refinishes Secures Aston Martin Approval

Published on 2004-06-07. Author : SpecialChem

Akzo Nobel's Car Refinishes business has secured supply approval from one of the world's most prestigious car manufacturers.

The company's Automotive Plastic Coatings (APC) business has tied up a deal with Aston Martin to supply interior coatings for all of its current and new models across the entire range.

The approval follows a special project between APC and Aston Martin to develop a stunning finish for the sensational Aston Martin Jet 2 concept car, which was on display at the Geneva Motor Show in March. "Our plastic coatings technology is ideally suited to the composite body shells used by Aston Martin," explained Steve Downes, Key Account Manager for APC UK. "We were required to produce a stunning new finish for the Jet 2 concept car, a theme that could be recreated on the interior as well as the exterior.

"This was achieved by creating a green tinted 'Brimetal'. The same base color was used on both exterior and interior. The exterior was over-coated with a high gloss clearcoat, the interior over-coated in a satin clearcoat, this gave the car a really luxurious feel." As a result of the styling assistance given to Aston Martin, APC won approval to supply interior coatings for the whole Aston Martin range, including the new DB9 and the long-standing, top-of-the-range Vanquish.

Aston Martin is part of the Ford-owned Premier Automotive Group (PAG) which includes Jaguar, Volvo and Land Rover.

Source: Akzo Nobel

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