AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings has launched a new range of products developed for the cabin coatings market. The official European launch of Aerofine took place at the Hamburg Interiors Expo in April. It will be available in Asia shortly and the firm will have a full U.S. launch at the Seattle Interiors Expo later in the year.
The Aerofine Brand represents a range of products developed to meet the needs of the cabin market sector. The product range consists of a Semi Gloss and Matt Topcoat supported with a Pinhole filler and a Sanding Surfacer.
The range was developed with very specific objectives in mind. First and foremost it had to meet the relevant tests, including stringent fire, smoke and toxicity requirements including FAR 25.853 (FST). It also passed Airbus and Boeing FST requirements on selected composites.
All the products in the range are one component water-based products and exhibit high wear and mar resistance from the topcoat formulations, thus overcoming some of the issues with other single component products in the market, the company said. Various customers have been testing these products and so far the feedback has been positive. The Mix2Win dispenser is the new on site mixing machine for the Aerofine topcoat range.