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Sikkens Autocoat BT; The Shortcut to Paintshop Profitability

Published on 2008-02-05. Author : SpecialChem

Sassenheim -- Akzo Nobel has boosted its VOC-compliant coatings range for commercial vehicles with two new premium products: a waterborne basecoat and a high solid clearcoat. These products cut solvent emissions, give a perfect, professional finish and help to improve paint shop profitability.

With the new Sikkens Autocoat BT WB 551 Basecoat RM, commercial vehicles can now be finished with a waterborne basecoat that has 85% less solvent than conventional solvent-borne products.

Sikkens Autocoat BT WB 551 Basecoat RM
Sikkens Autocoat BT WB 551 Basecoat RM

Combined with Sikkens Autocoat BT LV 851 Clear, a versatile state-of-the-art high solid clearcoat, WB 551 Basecoat RM provides the commercial vehicles market with a premium product range to help it master the demands of new compliance legislation.

Sikkens Autocoat BT LV 851 Clear
Sikkens Autocoat BT LV 851 Clear

"Based on the latest waterborne technology, WB 551 Basecoat RM not only contributes towards a better environment but also to improves paint shop profitability", says Chris Wall, Global Marketing Manager.

"The excellent hiding power, good application properties on large surfaces and color accuracy of WB 551 Basecoat RM reduces layers and saves material. This advanced new basecoat is easy to use and can be applied wet-in-wet in 2 layers without flash-off time, helping to reduce labor time and speed up throughput in commercial paint shops."

Together with BT LV 851 Clear, WB 551 Basecoat RM makes it easy for paint shops to achieve a perfect paint finish with cost-efficient processes.

Autocoat BT LV 851 Clear can also be used on all kinds of commercial vehicles and over all Sikkens basecoats. It is also suitable for all types of repair, from spot repairs to complete resprays. With these new additions to our Sikkens Autocoat BT VOC range, paint shops are fully prepared for the future as all products are compliant with the latest EU VOC regulations.

About Akzo Nobel:

Akzo Nobel is a Fortune Global 500 company and is listed on both the Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ stock exchanges. It is also included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes and FTSE4Good Index. Based in the Netherlands, we are a multicultural organization serving customers throughout the world with coatings, chemicals and human and animal healthcare products. We employ around 62,000 people and conduct our activities in these four segments, with operating subsidiaries in more than 80 countries. Consolidated revenues for 2006 totaled EUR 13.7 billion. The financial results for the fourth quarter and full year will be published on March 6, 2008 (preliminary date).

Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes is a world leader in coatings for car repair, commercial vehicles and automotive plastic coatings. In car repair, Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes offers Sikkens as the premium brand, synonymous with quality, innovation and the highest level of service to the bodyshop, as well as a number of brands for other segments of the car repair market, such as Lesonal and Dynacoat . For commercial vehicles it offers a complete approach with the dedicated Sikkens Autocoat BT brand. Automotive Plastic Coatings are offered under the Akzo Nobel brand.

Source: Akzo Nobel

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