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Awlgrip debuts several new innovative products


Awlgrip are proud to be launching several new ranges to our extensive product portfolio for the build and refit sector globally. Clear-Grip is a new three-stage decorative interior clear coating system comprising a Foundation Coating, Build Coating, and Finish Coating, and Awlwood is an innovative new exterior clear system comprising a Primer and Clear Finish. For the North American market we are also fully launching a new converter and reducers range for their premium repairable Awlcraft 2000 topcoat system which results in a 2-coat topcoat system with a mixed VOC of just 420g/lt when used with any of the Awlcraft 2000 bases.

Interior decorative clear-coats mark a move into an exciting new area for Awlgrip and the Clear-Grip system is designed to not only be simple to use but allow flexibility. A clear choice for customers looking for a supreme finish in a system that adds value and is ultra-reliable, Clear-Grip shows the beauty of the wood whilst protecting, for fewer scratches even in high-wear areas.

Containing a unique patented resin technology, Awlwood has an outstanding performance and retains the same gloss, DOI (Distinctness of Image) and natural appearance as first application for multiple seasons. Awlwood is making its European launch at Monaco.

The new Clear-Grip and Awlwood ranges incorporate Flex-Link™ polymer technology, which works by adhering and embedding into the wood to provide a strong yet flexible link with the wood structure and the coating whilst allowing the natural coating and grain to shine through. It also protects against other substrates including water. This, in turn, minimizes shrink-back, and stops oils and resins leaching out of the wood.

Clear-Grip – key benefits:


  • Rapid curing system has fewer steps compared to other interior systems – Reduces work-cycle times and labor costs.

  • Each step in the system requires only 1 – 2 coats – Facilitates quick throughput and reduced labor and costs.

  • Foundation Coating contains unique Flex-Link™ Technology – Ensures the system is robust, durable and flexible for great performance.

  • Quick and easy application – Reduces work-cycle times and labor costs.

  • Simple system is compatible with all wood-types and most stains – Allows the same product to be used throughout the project for a consistent finish.

  • Robust, durable system – Superior aesthetics without impact on performance.

  • Range of stunning finish options includes Gloss and Satin. System also offers the option to use alternative finishes – Facilitates design freedom.

  • Easy scratch repair and maintenance – Reduces maintenance cycles.


Awlwood – key benefits:


  • Contains a unique patented resin technology – system has outstanding performance and retains the same gloss, DOI and natural appearance for multiple seasons

  • Primer incorporates Flex-Link™ technology – primer locks directly onto the wood structure (even tropical hardwoods), resulting in superior flexibility and unrivalled damage and is the perfect base for the finish to give a superior system in comparison to traditional varnishes

  • Reduced Working Time System – High building, fast-curing formulation allows multiple applications per day.

  • Excellent Application Properties – Applicable over a wide temperature and humidity range using a variety of methods.

  • Outstanding Performance – System remains highly flexible throughout its lifetime, allowing natural substrate movement whilst giving excellent toughness and abrasion resistance.

  • True System Performance – Primer and Finish give a synergistic effect resulting in extended performance.


VOC Compliant Awlcraft 2000 – key benefits:


  • 2-coat application – Improved solvent blend improves hold-up and flow leading to full coverage and film build in just 2 coats improving work cycle time and reducing labour

  • The latest in solvent technology - allows creation of a converter and 3 reducers that all allow Awlcraft 2000 to comply with all current federal and state legislation for high gloss topcoats

  • Compliancy with all current VOC laws – All North American boatyards and applicators can now enjoy the benefits of the world-renowned Awlcraft 2000 range regardless of VOC legislation

  • Same great performance as current Awlcraft 2000 – Dried film remains unchanged so the attributes of the topcoat system remain unchanged from that of the existing system; the same easy-to-apply formulation, fast-drying, repairable and with flow and gloss second to none.


Interior decorative clear-coats mark a move into an exciting new area for Awlgrip and the Clear-Grip system is designed to not only be simple to use but allow flexibility. A clear choice for customers looking for a supreme finish in a system that adds value and is ultra-reliable, Clear-Grip shows the beauty of the wood whilst protecting, for fewer scratches even in high-wear areas.