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Marineware Advanced Spray Courses

Last week at Carlisle Fluid Technologies, DeVilbiss to the rest of us, Marineware ran the 2019 editions of their Advanced Spray courses. These courses are designed for seasoned painters that have completed our normal course, and subjects have included; Advance metallic spray techniques, metallic repairs, quick systems, new products, advanced atomisation theory and introducing some new equipment. As with all metallics, some colours are harder than others. On these courses we concentrate on the hard ones. Richard Jennings from Akzo Nobel joined the Marineware team and helped us all complete seamless repairs in large panels while learning gun control methods and playing with different techniques to help with spray in repairs. We also in...

New Propspeed Deal, Just Signed!

Very exciting news from Marineware HQ this morning as we can finally announce that we have signed a distribution deal with Propspeed! Propspeed is the original propeller and running gear coating system, specially formulated to prevent marine growth from bonding to metal surfaces below the water line. Unlike anti fouls, Propspeed is a Foul Release product - meaning that organisms are unable to grip onto the surface tightly enough to stay put when the vessel is moving, rather than killing the organisms in the way that an anti foul would. Foul releases have the added benefit of preserving the integrity of metal surfaces, unlike some anti fouls which can weaken metallic structures when applied directly. All in all, it sounds like Propspeed is t...

AkzoNobel Primes Yacht Market for Revolutionary Spray Filler

Superyacht builders and applicators can now benefit from revolutionary spray filler technology developed by AkzoNobel, which is all set to make waves in the industry. Part of the company’s Awlgrip range, Awlfair SF is a high-performance filler which can be applied by pressurized airless spray, rather than by hand. The breakthrough innovation not only allows for wet-on-wet application, it also means up to two coats per day can be applied, without the need for sanding in-between. “We’re thrilled to introduce Awlfair SF to the yacht coatings market,” says Bilal Salahuddin, AkzoNobel’s Global Director for Yacht Coatings. “This is a true step change in the coatings industry which could open up multiple o...

AkzoNobel Strengthen Aerospace Business

Akzo Nobel N.V. (AKZA; AKZOY) has completed the acquisition of French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero, which was first announced in July. The deal will strengthen AkzoNobel’s global position in aerospace coatings, notably in the structural and cabin coating sub-segments. Combining the world class product ranges from both companies will also enable AkzoNobel to provide customers with a much wider portfolio of innovative and sustainable solutions – as well as contributing directly to its Winning together: 15 by 20 strategy. Established in 1992 and specializing in sustainable water-based and advanced eco-friendly products, Mapaero operates a production facility in France and has around 140 employees. For m...

Quick Build

Awlgrips’ Quick Build was the Winner of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) Innovation Award for Boat Care and Maintenance 2018. Learn more about Quick Build Sealer and Surfacer here!

American Magic choose Flag Blue HDT

Very exciting news from across the pond as the American Magic America’s Cup Team choose Awlgrip as their official coatings supplier! The team have gone for HDT Topcoat in Flag Blue for the hull, with Griptex nonskid on the decks. We think she looks pretty cool!

AkzoNobel Announce Colour of the Year

AkzoNobel have recently announced their ‘colour of the year’, Tranquil Dawn. Tranquil Dawn is the culmination of extensive trend research by experts around the world and is designed to capture the essence of what makes us human as the dawn of a new decade arrives. The colour is available as a special mix throughout our Awlgrip Yacht Coatings range as well as our Interiors range and we can’t wait to see who will be the first customer to pick this colour for their next project!

Gurit AMPRO System

AMPRO is a new, simple to use, all-purpose epoxy which can be used for gluing, coating, laminating and filling. With its fast, low temperature curing hardener and easy 3:1 mix ratio by volume, AMPRO provides a quick and convenient way of using one epoxy system for a very wide range of tasks. AMPRO has been built on the well-established SP 106 which has been the primary epoxy system for the manufacture and repair of wooden boats for over 20 years. By using the Gurit range of filler powders, an AMPRO Resin & AMPRO Fast Hardener mix can be turned into a very effective adhesive or filling compound.  For more information on the AMPRO system, please contact our Customer Services Team.

Awlgrip HDT Win at IBEX

Awlgrip took top honors for their brand new HDT yacht coating in the Boat Care & Maintenance category. The team was proud to accept the award at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) yesterday.  Awgrip HDT (High Definition Technology) is a high performance polyurethane topcoat that combines hardness and micro-scratch resistance with repairability. Tailored to provide exceptional glass, unrivaled appearance and superior protection. Contact our Sales Team for more information.