AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings has added four new products to their Alumigrip range. Associated with environmentally progressive coatings and technological advances within the aviation sector, new Alumigrip Base Coat and Alumigrip Clear Coat products add the latest in topcoat technology to AkzoNobel Aerospace Products’ portfolio of coatings solutions for the general and business aviation market.
The new products include: Alumigrip 4001 chromate-free, corrosion inhibiting primer/surfacer; Alumigrip 4101 chromate-free, corrosion inhibiting primer; Alumigrip 4200 high solids buffable polyurethane topcoat; and Alumigrip 2111 chromate-free, corrosion inhibiting primer.
The new Alumigrip products are designed to drive general and business aviation coating technology forward in conjunction with key industry demands for chrome elimination and cycle time reductions.
Alumigrip 2111 is a VOC compliant, chrome-free, corrosion inhibiting, urethane compatible, Skydrol resistant primer for application to aircraft exterior surfaces. It provides excellent corrosion protection and optimizes the system adhesion of the exterior decorative finish.
Alumigrip 4101 is a chrome-free corrosion inhibiting epoxy primer. The primer is specifically formulated for application to conversion coated exterior aluminium and composite surfaces prior to the application of the decorative topcoat. It provides a cost effective option for users to lower personal exposure to chromates during the application and sanding processes. It is approved to Hawker Beechcraft BS178928 and Bombardier BAMS 565-018 specifications.
Alumigrip 4001 is a combination primer/surfacer formulated for application to reactivated process primers. It may also be applied directly to metal using a chemical conversion coating per MIL-C-5541. This product reduces process time by providing chrome-free corrosion inhibition and the benefits of a primer/surfacer in one product. This combination of properties enables the applicator to further reduce process time while providing the basis for a high gloss finish.
Alumigrip 4200 is a buffable low VOC topcoat that provides premium gloss and Distinctness of Image (DOI). This makes it ideal to meet the high expectations of discriminating aircraft owners. Formulated to provide the most forgiving application parameters in high temperature and humidity conditions, this topcoat provides a wide application window resulting in less rework.
Alumigrip Base Coat and Alumigrip Clear Coat is the latest topcoat technology that has been shown to reduce cycle time up to 40 percent. This buffable system provides extended durability, superior hiding and a smooth, glass finish. A full line of colors, including special effects is available.