Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

Toyota Recommends Sikkens Plus Paint

August 10, 2005

Toyota Motor Corp. has endorsed all three of Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes’ new Sikkens Plus paint products. The endorsement for Autocryl Plus, Autobase Plus and Autoclear Plus applies to all of Toyota’s dealers worldwide and represents a rare move for the motor manufacturer, because in order to achieve such approval, a new product must be proven to be 20% better than its predecessor, according to Akzo Nobel.
“It is exceptionally rare for Toyota to award such a high recommendation to a new paint product,” said Reizo Yatsushiro, Akzo Nobel Refinishes’ automotive aftermarket manager Asia-Pacific. “Stringent tests were carried out under Toyota supervision at both our R&D center in the Netherlands and Toyota’s technical center in Nagoya.”