Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The yacht industry is changing. Yachts are now bigger, expectations are higher and finishes have to withstand tougher challenges – that’s why we developed Awlgrip HDT, our new single-stage topcoat designed to take polyurethanes to the next level. Awlgrip HDT is formulated to meet the evolving needs of the industry, combining repairability and greater durability with a new color platform.
By listening to painters, applicators and boatyards, we were able to deliver properties such as repairability, excellent hold-up and the potential for a two-coat application, leading to an even better finish.
“Awlgrip HDT is short for High Definition Technology, and also represents High Gloss, Durability and True Color,” explained Hans Slegtenhorst, Yacht Segment Manager at AkzoNobel. “We believe it represents a real step-change in terms of aesthetics and performance, worthy of the finest vessels. We’re excited to make a splash with Awlgrip HDT!”
Following the launch of Awlgrip HDT, it has received the prestigious Innovation Award in the Boat Maintenance category at IBEX (International Boatbuilders Expo) 2019, in recognition of its cutting-edge performance and application characteristics.
To find out more click here, or visit our case study page to see some of the amazing results already achieved with Awlgrip HDT.