Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings

AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings Presents New Chrome Free Pretreatment at NBAA 2012

Welcoming the General and Business Aviation market to NBAA 2012, AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings is delighted to present new products from the Alumigrip® range on top of a new chrome free pre-treatment that simplifies the aircraft maintenance process.

Under the name Metaflex SP 1050, the new chrome free pre-treatment is being presented. Metaflex SP 1050 Pre-treatment can be applied over several metals and composite. The versatile system brings time and cost saving benefits to the paint shop and provides an innovative approach to the way surface pre-treatment products are utilized in the re-painting process. Reduced VOC emissions by as much as 75% offer an additional advantage, resulting in a non hazardous, odourless product. This further re-enforces AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings’ commitment to safeguarding the environment.

Another environmentally progressive coating solution presented to the General and Business Aviation market is the Alumigrip Base Coat and Alumigrip Clear Coat technology. This latest Alumigrip technology can reduce cycle time by up to 40%. The buffable finish is highly resistant to damage from chemicals and Skydrol. In addition to ease of application Alumigrip BC/CC provides extended durability, superior hiding and a glass finish.

Other recently introduced products from the Alumigrip range of environmentally compliant primers, surfacers and finishes include:

Alumigrip® 4001 chromate free, corrosion inhibiting primer / surfacer

Alumigrip® 4101 chromate free, corrosion inhibiting primer

Alumigrip® 4200 high solids buffable polyurethane topcoat

Alumigrip® 2111 chromate free, corrosion inhibiting primer

The new Alumigrip products drive General and Business Aviation coating technology forward in conjunction with key industry demands for chrome elimination, ease of application and cycle time reductions.

Alumigrip 2111 is a chrome free, corrosion inhibiting and urethane compatible primer for application to aircraft exterior surfaces. Alumigrip 2111 is Skydrol® resistant, 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. Alumigrip 4101 provides a cost effective option and considerably reduces the risk of exposure to chromates during the application and sanding processes.  Approved to Hawker Beechcraft BS178928 and Bombardier BAMS 565-018 specifications, Alumigrip 4101 is an important technology for today’s environmentally concerned aerospace industry leaders.