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Sikkens Launches Fast-curing Filler, Click&go UV Surfacer, for Automotive Refinishing

Published on 2012-10-19. Author : SpecialChem

Sikkens, the leading vehicle refinish brand from AkzoNobel's Automotive business, makes another upgrade to its vehicle refinishes system with the introduction of the UV Surfacer in the new ready for use click&go packaging in Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA). For the first time it's possible to attach the product pouch directly to the spray gun and to be ready to start spraying within seconds. click&go UV Surfacer is always ready for use and only requires 5 minutes of UV drying for excellent results, making it the easiest and fastest curing filler on the market.

With the global campaign 'The Painters' well under way to highlight the continuous improvement of its vehicle finishes system, Sikkens introduces another innovation that really contributes to the overall productivity of painters: click&go UV Surfacer. The click&go pouch can be mounted directly on the spraygun and is ready for spraying within seconds. In addition to fast preparation time, click&go UV Surfacer itself only needs 5 minutes of UV-A curing to deliver an unmatched performance for any spot to medium-sized repair.

By considerably reducing cycle times and consuming up to 50% less paint, click&go UV Surfacer provides all the conditions to increase throughput. As painters work faster, make more efficient use of paint material and have to do less cleaning afterwards, the end result is increased productivity and customer satisfaction.

Sikkens click&go UV Surfacer is another upgrade driven in part by the ongoing partnership between Sikkens and the Vodafone-McLaren-Mercedes Formula 1 Racing Team. "We've been inspired by the McLaren team focus on speed and to come up with the fastest and most efficient solutions possible. Those solutions are appreciated by the McLaren team, but they deliver new functionality and performance to all of our customers," says Remco Maassen van den Brink, EMEA Marketing Manager A&AC. McLaren, he adds, served as a proving ground for the new system, and they've been using it to keep their vehicles race-ready.

"It's like the name suggests: you just click...and go," as McLaren Paint Technician Tom Cross puts it. As speed is of the highest importance in F1, click&go UV surface still delivers good build, excellent sanding properties without being sensitive for contourmapping, thus scoring on quality too.

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. They supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for their customers. Their portfolio includes well known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, they are a Global Fortune 500 company and are consistently ranked as one of the leaders on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow's Answers Today™.

About AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings

AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings is one of the world's leading suppliers of paints and services for car repair, commercial vehicles, automotive plastics and aerospace coatings markets. It sells coatings for original equipment and refinishing applications to bodyshops, aircraft manufacturers, fleet owners, automotive suppliers and major bus and truck producers.Brands include Sikkens®, Lesonal®, Dynacoat®, Wanda®, and Sikkens Autocoat® BT. Operating in more than 60 countries, Automotive & Aerospace Coatings has specialists around the world who understand local markets and can serve local needs. Its state-of-the-art customer services, color and technology solutions include offering technical and logistical support and the delivery of training programs.

Source: Sikkens

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