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Sikkens Launches exceptionally versatile, VOC-compliant Clearcoat

Published on 2006-04-14. Author : SpecialChem

Sassenheim, the Netherlands -- Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes introduces Sikkens Autoclear LV Superior. Using the latest technology, this high quality, VOC-compliant LV clearcoat delivers a superior finish at all drying speeds.

Sikkens has perfected clearcoat technology to deliver maximum advantage and profitability to bodyshops.

Not only does the Sikkens Autoclear LV Superior range comply with EU 2007 VOC legislation, it gives bodyshops complete control over the speed and quality of the painting process. The range of fast, medium and slow clearcoats and reducers plus Sikkens Autoclear LV Superior hardener can be combined for optimum results, whatever the air temperature, size of repair or time constraints. The longer the drying time, the higher the gloss finish that can be achieved.

It's so easy to apply that very little training is required, even for staff who have not used VOC-compliant clearcoats before. The large application window means that fewer errors are made, reducing the possibility of having to re-do work. All this adds up to faster throughput of repairs, enhancing the bodyshop's overall efficiency and profitability.

Sikkens Autoclear LV Superior brims with technical innovation, but quality is still uppermost. With excellent flow and gloss levels, Sikkens Autoclear LV Superior delivers a superior finish at all drying speeds. Its high gloss finish is easy to polish and highly scratch- resistant.

Akzo Nobel is a Global Fortune 500 company and is listed on both the Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ stock exchanges. It is also listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. Based in the Netherlands, we are a multicultural organization serving customers throughout the world with human and animal healthcare products, coatings, and chemicals. We employ around 61,500 people and conduct our activities in four segments - human and animal health, coatings and chemicals -subdivided into 13 business units, with operating subsidiaries in more than 80 countries. Consolidated revenues for 2005 totaled EUR 13.0 billion. The financial results for the first quarter will be published on April 20, 2006.

Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes supplies paint, services and software for car repair, commercial vehicle and automotive markets. The main brands include Sikkens® and Lesonal® in car repair, and Sikkens Autocoat® BT in commercial vehicles. Automotive plastic interior and exterior components customers are also served under Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes.

Source: Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes

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