Saturday, January 11, 2020

The lives of superyacht builders and applicators are about to be revolutionized with the launch of an innovative new Awlfair SF from AkzoNobel’s Awlgrip brand at METSTRADE 2019.

Awlfair® SF is the latest high-performing filler technology from the Awlgrip brand. Delivering the operational performance you expect from Awlgrip, Awlfair SF is distinct because it is applied by pressurized airless spray rather than hand application. This allows for wet-on-wet application, and the application of up to two coatings per day without the need for sanding between coats.

“We’re thrilled to introduce Awlfair SF to the yacht coatings market,” said Bilal Salahuddin, Yacht Coatings Director at AkzoNobel. “This is a true step change in the coatings industry and can open multiple opportunities to boost productivity for our customers. Awlfair SF is not only quick and easy to apply but delivers the outstanding quality you’ve come to expect from Awlgrip.”

Awlfair SF can be applied evenly at an estimated rate of five liters per minute – perfect for fairing, levelling or smoothing surface imperfections due to gouges, pitting, dents or weld seams. Spray application eliminates air pockets during application, resulting in reduced reworking and improved aesthetics.

Awlfair SF with its revolutionary spray filler technology will be presented at METSTRADE 2019 and is now available across our customer base in Europe.

“For over 45 years, the Awlgrip brand has held a reputation of universal trust and respect in the yachting world,” added Bilal Salahuddin. “This reputation is built on the spirit of continuous innovation, and the ethos that a ‘good’ finish just isn’t good enough. That’s why AkzoNobel – the technical expertise behind the Awlgrip brand – has leveraged its full capabilities to bring yacht coatings to the next level and is proud to present Awlfair SF, alongside a number of other new innovations in the field of yacht coatings at METSTRADE 2019.”

Awlfair FL (Flex Light) is a solvent-free, lightweight profiling filler, with best in class mechanical performance and flexibility. As a result, it is able to withstand high levels of stress and strain from the increasing size and design complexity of yachts, and Megayachts in particular.

Awlgrip HDT (High Definition Technology) was developed in response to the evolving needs of the yacht industry, as a high-performance polyurethane topcoat that provides high gloss, durability, repairability and true color, in addition to its application benefits.

Also at the stand will be two new introductions to AkzoNobel’s International® yacht coatings brand – Perfection Pro Undercoat and Perfection Pro Varnish. These complete the Perfection Pro range, which offers professionals the ultimate easy-to-apply brush and roller scheme.

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