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New Coating System that cuts cycle times and Costs Launched At NBAA

Published on 2009-10-15. Author : SpecialChem

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).

About AkzoNobel:

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 customers.

Source: AkzoNobel

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